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 selected to attend one of these programs. Attendees experience Swarthmore firsthand as they attend classes, stay with current students in our residence halls, eat in the dining hall, and go to campus events. Prospective students hear from faculty, staff, alumni, and current students through a series of panel discussions and informal conversations.
All interested rising 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 or who might not otherwise be able to afford a trip to campus.
Counselor nominations for the fall 2018 Discover Swarthmore programs are now closed. All students nominated for Discover Swarthmore will receive notification of their nomination. A nomination is not required in order to apply to the program. Rising high school seniors can still apply to Discover Swarthmore using the online application.
Student applications for the fall 2018 programs are now being accepted. Rising seniors are encouraged to apply by Monday, July 16, 2018.
Questions about the nomination and application process, or about the program itself can be directed to email@example.com.