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Verto’s Partner College Program

Verto is proud to partner with 60 forward-thinking colleges and universities—enabling students to see the world and gain meaningful life experience before continuing and graduating on-time from an outstanding collegiate institution.

Why Choose a Verto Partner School?

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Open Up
New Doors

Completing a semester or two abroad with Verto and our Academic Provider will significantly improve the competitiveness of any future applications. Attending Verto can open up a pathway to our partner schools.

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Streamline Your
Application Process

When you participate in a Verto Experience Abroad, you can work with an assigned College Counselor to determine the best fit school for you and submit your application.

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Enjoy Seamless
Credit Transfer

Verto’s partner schools have mapped out how credits earned by Verto participants will transfer, meaning your courses will count towards graduation at those schools.

*All courses, credits, and transcripts at Verto locations are delivered by our accredited Academic Provider, the University of New Haven.

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Join a like-
minded community

We partner with institutions that share our values, so all partner colleges will share your global perspective and commitment to a meaningful education. Plus, you may be enrolled alongside other Verto alumni, so you’ll have a community from day one!

How It Works

  • Complete your Verto Application and be accepted to Verto.
  • Deposit and secure your spot with Verto!
  • Fill out a college planning form and select up to 5 partner colleges to apply to.
  • Work with your College Counselor to submit selected partner applications via Verto.

Not Sure Where You Want to Apply After Verto?

When you enroll with Verto, you can work one-on-one with your designated College Counselor to find the best schools for you and submit your partner applications together.

You can apply before, during, or after your experience abroad with Verto. No matter which timeline you choose, our college counselors will be there to support and guide you through the process.

Read our FAQ section for everything you need to know
to get started and helpful tips for your application.

Partner Schools & Application FAQs

What does it mean to be a Verto partner college?

Verto only partners with colleges that share our commitment to inclusion, meaningful learning, and global perspectives in higher education.

The credits you earn while abroad with Verto + our Academic Provider are approved by partners to count towards specific course requirements at their respective institutions.*

Learn about our Partner Colleges.

*All courses, credits, and transcripts at Verto locations are delivered by our accredited Academic Provider, the University of New Haven.

How do I start the process of deciding on a partner college?

Start with getting clear on the characteristics you’re looking for in a university.

  • Have you thought about the size of your dream college? Do you prefer a setting that is small and intimate where your professors know you by name? Or large where you have access to every resource, but may need to be more proactive in seeking them out?
  • Is there a certain location that you want to be in? Do you prefer urban or rural environments?
  • What part of the college experience is most important to you? Are you looking for schools with a high diversity rating, or who offer a unique student organization, religious affiliation, or sports culture? Use resources like Big Futures, Niche, and SCOIR to begin your research.
  • Affordability almost always comes into play. We recommend choosing your best fit schools first, and then seeing what type of aid they can offer before making a decision.
  • Read our advice on College Planning.

Once you have a vision of what you want, get familiar with our partner colleges. Verto partners with diverse schools across the country and has a great partner school for every student.

Look at the size of the campus, where it is located, and watch some youtube videos about the school. (Hot tip: Check out videos from students’ perspectives). You can even Google search “Top 100 Colleges that are ___ (fill in the blank)” and cross reference that with our list of partner schools.

If you’re not clear on what you want from college yet, that’s the gift of a Verto experience! Your experiences abroad will help you develop more clarity, so no use in rushing the process. Our College Counselors will work with you at any stage.

Where do my Verto abroad experience credits come from?

All courses, credits, and transcripts at Verto locations are delivered by our accredited Academic Provider, the University of New Haven. All Verto participants are enrolled at the University of New Haven while studying abroad. 

What partner schools offer financial support and scholarships to Verto Students?

All of our partner schools accept the FAFSA application. You can check out our Financial Services page for more information on this process and Verto’s scholarship offerings.

Several of our partners offer Verto-specific scholarships as well. Work with your College Counselor to learn more!

Can I still get into a partner school if I don’t have SAT/ACT scores?

Yes, several of our schools are test-optional or test-blind. This means they look at other qualitative and quantitative data sets to make their holistic review of a student.

Do I have to apply right now to a partner college? What should I do if I’m not sure?

No, you don’t have to apply right away. You can apply before, during, or after your Verto experience abroad depending on where you are in the college decision process.

If you’re not sure what you want from college, a year with Verto will help give you confidence and clarity on your future. You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with an academic success coordinator, college counselor, program leaders and faculty to find your passions and goals

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