Emory's Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE) Fall Visit Program

October 13, 2016 – October 15, 2016

Emory University invites you to apply to participate in Emory's CORE visit program. This program is designed to support talented, high achieving high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds. Students invited to participate in the program are traditionally either first generation college students, or they are from an underrepresented cultural or socioeconomic background.

The deadline to submit an application for the 2016 CORE visit program has passed. The deadline was August 31, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. ET. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is not accepting late applications. Details about the 2017 CORE visit program will be posted in the summer of 2017.

CORE Program

CORE is a great opportunity to experience the vibrant and diverse community and get a taste of the academic challenges Emory offers our students. Students invited to CORE will explore campus, including attending classes, interacting with current students, staying overnight in residence halls, and engaging with faculty and staff. The CORE program runs from Thursday early-afternoon through Saturday early-afternoon. Please keep in mind that selection to this program is not indicative of future admission to Emory University.

Travel Expenses for Participants

Students invited to attend CORE will receive assistance with travel expenses. For students who live outside of a 275-mile radius of Atlanta, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will purchase a plane ticket on the student's behalf. Selected students within a 275-mile radius are expected to drive to campus.

Application Process

High school seniors are welcome to apply. Due to the brevity of the visit, only students living in the United States or Puerto Rico are eligible for consideration. Priority will also be given to those students who have not visited campus.

To be considered for the CORE visit programs, students must:

  • Complete the online application form
  • Submit self-reported high school transcript from 9th -11th grade
  • Submit self-reported senior year schedule
  • Submit self-reported SAT/ACT scores (though standardized exams scores are not required to apply for CORE, preference will be given in the review process to students who submit scores)

Please note, the deadline to apply for the CORE visit program has passed. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is not accepting late applications.

How do I know if I've been invited?

The Admission Team will review submitted applications and notify students if additional information is required. Only complete applications submitted on time will be considered. Decisions will be communicated to anyone who applied by Friday, September 16.

Students invited to attend CORE should not register for the October 15 Fall for Emory Open House program.

Please know that space is limited. If a student accepts the CORE invitation and then chooses to cancel after air travel tickets have been purchased, the student and their family are responsible for reimbursing Emory the cost of the ticket.