Selecting Your Perfect Partner College

Verto’s Partner College Program

Verto is extremely proud to partner with 70+ forward-thinking colleges and universities—enabling students to see the world and gain meaningful life experience before continuing at an amazing 4-year school.

Why Choose a Verto Partner School?

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Open Up
New Doors

With Verto, you significantly increase your chances of getting into your dream school. Our partner schools are eager to admit Verto students because they understand the transformative impact of a Verto education on student development and college readiness.

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Streamline Your
Application Process

When you enroll with Verto, you gain access to Verto’s College Counseling Team. You will work with your 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 Verto credits will transfer, meaning you will be able to see how your Verto courses will count
towards graduation.

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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’ll likely be enrolled alongside other Verto alumni, so you’ll have a community from day one!

How it Works

Applying Through Verto Makes the College Admissions Process Straightforward and Easy

Students who are admitted to Verto can use their Verto application to apply to any of our 65+ partner colleges for free.

  • Complete the Verto Application and be admitted to Verto.
  • Deposit and enroll 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 Verto College Counselor to find the best schools for you and submit your partner applications together.

Plus, with Verto’s Direct Transfer program you include your academic performance during your Verto Semester as part of your partner application. While admission will depend on the partner college’s availability and is ultimately up to their discretion, this route tends to give Verto students who meet the college’s academic criteria (listed below) a higher chance of admission and a fast-tracked application.

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 accessibility, meaningful learning, and global perspectives in higher education.

All Verto partner colleges have evaluated the Verto courses and approved them to count towards specific course requirements at their respective institutions. This means your Verto credits transfer to these schools. Our partner schools understand the transformative impact of a Verto education on student development and college readiness.

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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 Education! Your experiences abroad will help you develop more clarity, so no use in rushing the process. Our College Counselors will work with you once you’ve enrolled with Verto.

Where do my Verto credits come from?

Verto Education provides you with an official transcript that comes from one of our “schools of record,” either Richard Bland College of William and Mary or the College of the Siskiyous (for California residents). All of these colleges are accredited institutions, and being our “school of record” means that they evaluate and approve the Verto curriculum, faculty, and teaching models.

This transcript, and your credits, will be recognized by both partner and non-partner institutions as official college records.

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

Verto semesters and all of our partner schools accept the FAFSA application. You can check out our Financial Aid 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 semester depending on where you are in the college decision process.

If you’re not sure what you want from college, a semester 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 professors to find your passions and goals

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