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Who is Eligible?

You are invited to experience the vibrant diversity of Oberlin's campus community through the Multicultural Visit Program. We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds such as:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Black or African-American
  • Hispanic/Latino(a)
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • Low income and/or first-generation to college

The student must also be interested in a liberal arts and sciences education (Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences). Lastly, the program is only open to US Citizens, Permanent Residents, or students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. 

Application Outline

The application consists of multiple parts outlined below. We must receive all parts by the applicable deadline:

  • Application Form: Please apply using our online application.  If you cannot complete the online application, please contact our office at (440) 775-8411 or
    • Essay: Be prepared to answer the following in 500 words or less: Since 1835 Oberlin has been a leader in diversity, becoming the first school in the nation to admit African Americans and adopting a policy to admit students regardless of race or gender. Knowing this, what do you feel you can contribute to Oberlin's community and commitment to diversity?
  • Completed and signed Counselor Form
  • High School Transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Review of applications will be holistic and decisions will be made up to two weeks prior to the program date. MVP is a competitive program with limited space, so we encourage students to apply early. 

2015 Program Dates and Deadlines

Program Date Application Deadline
October 8-10 Friday, September 11
November 12-14 Friday, October 16
December 3-5 Friday, November 6
Did You Know

Oberlin College launched a Creativity & Leadership Project in 2006 as part of a multidisciplinary effort to provide students with opportunities to put their innovative ideas into practice. The project reflects Oberlin’s musical and artistic excellence, its rigorous liberal arts curriculum, and its longstanding commitment to preparing students for leadership and civic engagement. It is open to students of any major or interest and prepares them for the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.

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