Oberlin College: Multicultural Visit Program
Oberlin’s Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) is a selective, all-expenses-paid visit program for high-achieving high school seniors interested primarily in the College of Arts and Sciences.
We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds such as black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic/Latino/a/x, or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. To support socioeconomic diversity, the selection committee also will consider students from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background, as well as those who are among the first in their families to attend college (first generation). To be eligible, students must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or undocumented student living within the US, and must be currently residing in the US.
This is a selective program that seeks students serious about Oberlin and their education. High school seniors accepted to the program receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Oberlin to stay in residence halls, tour the campus, visit classes, attend admissions and financial aid workshops, and meet current students, professors, and staff.
The application will include the following:
Essay: Be prepared to answer the following in 300 words or less: Since 1835, Oberlin has been a leader in diversity, becoming the first school in the nation to admit black students 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 Counselor Form: This form is sent to the counselor upon submission of application.
High School Transcript: Part of the Counselor Form. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
Self reported SAT or ACT scores: Reported by the student and confirmed on the Counselor Form.
Students admitted to the program must complete and submit the Responsibility Acknowledgement Form in order to participate.
Review of applications is holistic and decisions are made on a rolling basis up to two weeks prior to the program date. MVP is a competitive program with limited space.
We encourage students to apply early. Preference may be given to those who do.