Discover Swarthmore

Students hanging out in amphitheater

Discover Swarthmore, held in the fall, is our all-expenses-paid overnight program for high-achieving high school seniors. Admissions pays for all transportation, meals, and on-campus housing expenses for students invited to attend one of these programs. Attendees will experience Swarthmore firsthand as they participate in classes, stay with current students in our residence halls, eat in the dining hall, and go to campus events. Prospective students will also hear from faculty, staff, alumni, and current students through a series of panel discussions and informal conversations. 

All interested high school seniors (U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and undocumented/DACA students living in the United States) are welcome to apply to Discover Swarthmore, though preference will be given to students from traditionally underrepresented groups, students who are the first in their family to attend college, and students from low-income backgrounds. 

Nominations and Applications

Information about Discover Swarthmore will be posted in late spring of 2017. Counselors in high schools and advisors at community-based organizations will be able to nominate current juniors starting in February 2017. Student applications will be available in late spring of 2017.