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Admissions & Enrollment
Getting Started With Verto
Our Ideal Candidates
We’re looking for the independent thinkers:
We seek college-bound seniors who want to do a little something different after high school — the independent thinkers who are interested in connecting with the larger world before diving into a traditional college experience. As educators, we recognize that standardized tests can often show only a limited snapshot of a student’s potential, therefore we place heavy emphasis on leadership abilities and community service. If you are an achiever who is world curious and wants to make a difference, Verto is the place for you.
The Application Process:
Step 1: Complete our application
Through Verto Education, you can apply directly to any of our partner schools, similar to the Common Application. Simply fill out our application and indicate the schools you are interested in. If the school you are interested in is not a Verto Education partner school, don’t worry! We will work with you to determine how course credits will transfer to your university.
Step 2: Receive a joint admissions decision
After applying you will be given a joint admissions decision for Verto Education and our partner schools within 2 -3 weeks. No need to wait until May to know which school you’ll be attending next year.
Step 3: Complete one or two semesters abroad
You’ll complete one or two semesters abroad with Verto Education, earning 12+ college credits each term. After your program, you’ll arrive on the partner college’s campus as a 2nd-semester Freshman or 1st-semester Sophomore.
The Verto International Leadership Award is designed for graduating high school seniors who have expressed or demonstrated service in their community, an appreciation for diversity, leadership qualities or direct interest in global economic, health, education or humanitarian issues, as recognized by their high school counselors or teachers.
How many students will earn an International Leadership Scholarship?
Verto Education will provide twenty students with a Verto International Leadership Award scholarship which will cover $5,000 toward tuition for either the fall semester or full year program. Five runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $1,000 each.
Why School Counselor Nominations?
There is no substitute for the personal insight from school counselors and teachers about their students. The relationships that counselors and teachers build with students ideally positions them to identify potential and talent that is an appropriate fit for international experiences that will benefit the student as well as the country and community in which they are helping.
What is the Eligibility and Criteria for the Scholarship?
As educators, we believe that traditional standardized tests are only snapshots of a students potential. Therefore we weigh student test scores against achievement outside the classroom and rely heavily on the recommendation of the school counselor to inform our decision. By nominating a student for this award, the school counselor has recognized that the student has immense potential, demonstrated service in their community, an appreciation for intercultural diversity as well as an interest in global economic, health, education or humanitarian issues.
All students who apply and are admitted by Verto Education and selected for the Latin America or Hawaii programs, and who apply for financial aid, will be eligible to be reviewed for the Verto Education Opportunity Grant. Our aid program is designed to enable all accepted students — regardless of financial circumstances — the opportunity to attend a Verto travel semester in either Latin America or Hawaii. Additionally, families that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus can qualify for the Verto Opportunity Grant.
Verto Education offers three convenient ways to pay for your semester abroad. We take into consideration the timing of FAFSA distributions to help make the process easier for everyone.
Option 1: Two Payments
You can split the semester fee into two separate payments: One by March 15th (after FAFSA is distributed), and one by June 1st.
Option 2: Lump Sum
You can pay the semester fee in a lump sum by March 15th and receive a 5% overall tuition reduction.
Option 3: Monthly Payments
You can split the semester fee into equal monthly payments, with the last payment due by June 1st.