Ready to see the world and launch your college career with Verto? Here’s everything you need to know about our unique application process. If you still have questions, you can schedule a call with an admissions counselor.

What We Look For

Verto students expect more from their education and from themselves. They want knowledge you can’t find on the internet, experiences that expand their horizons, tangible skills for life, and relationships that last a lifetime. Here are some of the characteristics we look for in prospective Verto students.


You seek to understand rather than judge. You begin relationships by asking questions, and you seek out new points of view. You are eager to learn about yourself, explore new passions, and clarify the path you want to take in life.


If you want a standard college experience, Verto is not for you, and that’s okay. If you’re ready to get out of your comfort zone and have some amazing new experiences, then we’ve got a whole world to explore together.


Verto programs are challenging inside and outside the classroom. You’ll be in an unfamiliar situation, and there are no blow-off classes at Verto. We’ve got your back every step of the way, but you have to put in the work to get the most out of this opportunity.


We want students who look out for others, care about their communities, and treat everyone with respect. We’re all in this world together, and a little kindness can make all the difference. (Also, traveling with jerks is the worst.)


Our number one priority is keeping students safe while overseas. We cannot do this without your cooperation. Reckless behavior is simply too dangerous in foreign countries. Our programs are for responsible global citizens.

Application Process


    • Our standard application is very similar to the Common Application used by many US colleges and universities.
    • Your single Verto application will give you access to any Verto semester except for the Honors Program, which is more selective and requires a supplemental application.
    • Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or above to qualify for our semesters.
    • Students must have a valid passport in order to participate in Verto’s international semesters. All passports should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program (12 months for the Spain semester). If this is not the case, students should renew their passport as soon as possible.
  2. Meet with a Verto Admissions Counselor and Submit Your Documents

    • Meeting with a counselor helps us get to know you and learn more about your goals for college and beyond. This is not an interview and you can schedule a call before you even apply.
    • Submit your high school transcript and a 500-word writing sample.

    • Verto admissions are done on a rolling basis. You will receive an admissions decision from Verto within 1 week. You’ve got a life to plan, we won’t keep you waiting.

    • You can apply to any partner school in our network using your Verto application. If you need help, our college counselors can work with you one-on-one to determine what types of schools would be the best fit and which partner schools you’d like to forward your application to.
    • You are not required to select a partner school to attend after Verto. If you want to attend a non-partner school, we will help you navigate the transfer process and be there every step of the way.
    • If you are unsure about your path, you are invited to work with our college counselors at any point before, during, or after your Verto semester.

    • Most partner schools will also provide a decision within 3 weeks on average, but a few can take longer.
    • Students who gain admission to Verto are guaranteed admission to at least one of our partner colleges and have an increased chance of gaining acceptance to their dream schools.

    • We have a limited number of spots each semester, and they will fill up. Your spot is not guaranteed until you make a deposit.

Schedule & Deadlines

  • Application DeadlineSubmit your application ASAP. 

    Verto offers rolling admissions and our semesters fill up on a first-come-first-serve basis. We expect to reach capacity months ahead of the semester start. Apply today to secure your spot!

  • December 1, 2021 Enrollment Deadline for spring 2022

    Submit your deposit by December 1st to ensure your enrollment in our spring 2022 semester.

  • December 10, 2021Early Enrollment Deadline for fall 2022

    Enjoy a $1,000 tuition reduction when you enroll in Verto’s fall 2022 semester before December 10th!

  • May 1, 2022National College Decision Day

    Students from coast to coast finalize their commitments. Some Verto programs will likely reach capacity near this deadline.

  • June 1, 2022Enrollment Deadline for fall 22

    Submit your deposit by June 1st to ensure your enrollment in our fall 2022 semester.


    Passport for Italy & Spain Semesters:

    In order to apply for a student visa, students must have a valid passport in-hand 3 months prior to their program start date. For Italy, the passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the program end date. For Spain, the passport should be valid for a minimum of 12 months after the program end date.

    Passport for Costa Rica & England Semesters:

    Students must have a valid passport in-hand approximately 1 week prior to their program start date. The passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the program end date.

Tuition & Payments

Tuition varies by program and does not include airfare. Housing is included with tuition.
See the specific program pages for the full cost details. Federal Aid and other government aid programs can often be applied to Verto.
Learn About Financial Aid

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