Selecting Your Perfect Partner College

Verto’s Partner College Program

Verto is extremely proud to partner with 65+ 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 are admitted to Verto, you are guaranteed admission to one or more of our partner colleges. You can easily apply to any partner school in our network using your Verto application and will hear back about your admission decision within 3 weeks on average.

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Enjoy Seamless
Credit Transfer

Verto’s partner schools have already mapped out how Verto credits will transfer to fulfill their general education requirements, meaning, your Verto credits will
automatically transfer.

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Join a like-
minded community

We only 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.
  • Fill out a simple college planning form and select up to 5 partner colleges to apply to.
  • Verto forwards your existing Verto application, and you’ll hear back from partners within 3 weeks on average.

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 complete the form together.

Plus, with Verto’s Transfer Guarantee you are guaranteed acceptance to a selection of partner colleges after completing your Verto semester—so you will have tons of options to choose from at any stage of the game!

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 who 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 automatically to these schools.

Our partner schools understand the transformative impact of a Verto education on student development and college readiness. So much so, that a selection of our partner colleges even guarantee acceptance to students who have completed a Verto semester!

Read About Verto Partner Schools

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 counselors can work with you any time before, during or after your Verto semester.

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. Here are some colleges that offer Verto Scholarships.

  • Goucher College
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Pace University
  • Prescott College
  • The College of Wooster

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.

Plus, you are guaranteed acceptance to a selection of our partner colleges after completing your Verto semester—so you will have tons of options to choose from at any stage of the game!

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