College Fly-In Opportunities for Counselors

One of the questions we often get asked is if we know about any fly in opportunities available to Counselors. I recently came across a guide titled “College Fly-In Opportunities for Counselors in Rural Communities” that was put together by NACAC’s Rural & Small Town Special Interest Group. Many institutions will generously fund a trip for Counselors to visit their campus so they can get a feel for it and advocate it to their students that may have an interest in what that school has to offer.

Only 30% of LINK for Counselors readers say they are members of NACAC (Spring 2019 Paramount Research Study) so we wanted to share this guide with Counselors who may not have seen it.

Schools included in the guide are: Allegheny College, (Brandeis University, Emerson College, College of the Holy Cross, Simmons College, WP), (Colby, Bates, Bowdoin), US Naval Academy, (University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Xavier University), Clemson University, Vanderbilt University, (Saint Michael’s College, Champlain College, University of Vermont), (Caltech, Occidental, Whittier, Redlands, Pitzer, Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Scripps), Grinnell College, Johns Hopkins University, Juniata College, (Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, University of Dallas, Austin College), (Skidmore, Union, Colgate, Hamilton), (Marist College, Vassar College, West Point, Culinary Institute of America), NC State University, (Willamette University, Lewis & Clark College, Whitman College, University of Puget Sound, Reed College), University of Richmond, University of Saint Louis – Madrid Campus, Southern Oregon University, Franklin and Marshall College, (Barry University, Eckerd College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Flagler College, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida Southern College, Jacksonville University, Lynn University, Nova Southeastern University, Rollins College, Saint Leo University, Stetson University, University of Tampa), (Carleton College, Macalester College, St. Olaf College), University of Chicago, University of New Hampshire, University of Notre Dame, Washington & Lee University, Williams College

Those in parenthesis above offer joint tours of their Colleges for those visits. Here is a link to the guide which provides specifics about each fly-in program and a contact person: Fly-In Programs for Counselors

One of our marketing partners, Landmark College, also offers a similar program for Counselors called “Professional Visit Days”. They have 3 dates for these which are : March 5-6, April 2-3, and April 30-May 1st. The visits include the opportunity to:

  • Meet current Landmark College students
  • See presentations by Landmark faculty and staff on educational technology, coaching, our language intensive curriculum, college planning services, and much more
  • A campus tour
  • Information about their summer programs for high school and college students
  • Details on programs for Visiting College Students

Here is the registration link with more details:

For more information you can contact Carroll Paré , Senior Director for Outreach, Partnerships, and Short-Term Programs,,