Diversity and Inclusion Visit Experience

DIVE Fall 2020

Greetings! As we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 we have decided to host the Diversity and Inclusion Visit Experience (DIVE) virtually this Fall. Dates and schedule will be confirmed later this summer.

DIVE Fall 2020  will be a tailored and personalized introduction to the liberal arts and residential campus life at W&L with an emphasis on the diverse voices and experiences of our students. The program is open to high school seniors (Class of 2021) and gap year students who will be entering first-years in 2021. To be eligible for this program, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as a student of color (Black or African-American, Latinx, Native American, and/or Asian)
  • Qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch
  • Are eligible for the Pell Grant or the W&L Promise
  • Are a DACA or undocumented student
  • Are a First-Generation college-going student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree)

We are excited to review your DIVE application! Here’s an important update:

In accordance with our new test-optional policy for the 2020-2021 application cycle, the DIVE application will also be test-optional. We will also ask for the following materials in the application:

  • Unofficial transcript (including 9th, 10th and first semester/trimester 11th grades)
  • Proposed senior course list
  • Optional: Activities list or resume, which can include employment, clubs, sports, family responsibilities and the like. If your normal activities have been impacted by COVID-19, please feel free to share that with us in the application.
  • Optional: Self-reported test scores (SAT, ACT, PSAT, pre-ACT)

Questions? Email us at dive@wlu.edu.

DIVE Program Contact

Office of Admissions

Gilliam House
19 Letcher Avenue
Lexington, Virginia 24450