Your guide to admissions, scholarships & grants
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 a globally-curious achiever who wants to make a positive impact, 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 semester(s), you’ll arrive on the partner college’s campus as a 2nd-semester Freshman or 1st-semester Sophomore.
Scholarship & Grant Opportunities
At Verto, we believe that all students should have equal access to a world-class education and that the best college education should be an option for every student regardless of family income or financial hardships. Because of this, Verto has options that meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for Pell Eligible families through a combination of scholarships, grants, and federal student loans.
Federal Financial Aid & Loans
College and affordability rarely go hand-in-hand these days, but at Verto, access and affordability are core pillars of our mission. We believe that every student deserves to have a transformative global education experience on their path toward graduation without breaking the bank. Look at our guide for Financial Aid & Federal Loans to learn more about options for financing your Verto tuition.
Opportunity Grant for Latin America & Hawaii
The Verto Opportunity Grant is for families who have household incomes between $0 and $125,000. For those families who qualify, you will automatically receive either a $5,000 or $10,000 grant for the Latin American or Hawaii programs. For families who qualify for the grant, it can bring the cost of the entire semester program, inclusive of tuition, fees, room and board, down to $5,000 for Latin America, and down to $10,000 for Hawaii.
Change the World International Honors Program
The Change the World year-long international honors program is an academically rigorous, internationally immersive, and life-changing experience for students who want to change the world. Tuition is offered on a sliding scale and is based on household income. Learn more here.
The Verto International Leadership Award
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 student’s 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, and an interest in global economic, health, education or humanitarian issues.