What makes Virginia private colleges and universities stand out from others across the nation? Prospective college students will find out during Virginia Private College Week 2017, slated for Monday, July 24, through Saturday, July 29, and hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV).
Shenandoah University will once again welcome hundreds of potential students and their families during the week, as it gives campus tours and holds information sessions twice each weekday and an information session and tour on Saturday.
Students who visit at least three of the 24 participating member schools of the CICV will receive three application fee waivers. Students may use the waivers to apply to any three participating CICV colleges for free. In addition, students visiting at least three institutions will also be eligible for a drawing for a $500 Amazon gift card.
The member schools will host daily programs for rising high school seniors (Class of 2018) and juniors (Class of 2019), who will learn about the quality and affordability of private colleges. Private colleges distinguish themselves from many state universities by offering small classes and personal attention from faculty. Most have generous financial aid and scholarship programs.
“Visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search process,” said CICV President Robert Lambeth. “I encourage parents to explore which college will be the best fit for their son or daughter, and I want to reassure them that a quality education at a Virginia private college is affordable and within reach.”
Virginia Private College Week programs at Shenandoah University begin each day at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. On Saturday, July 29, only one program will be held, beginning at 9 a.m. The program includes a campus tour and an information session about admissions, financial aid and academic/extracurricular programs.
For more information about Shenandoah University’s participation in Virginia Private College Week, contact the Office of Admissions at 540/665-4581 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at su.edu/admissions/future-freshmen/visit/open-house/. Walk-ins are welcome, too.
For more information about Virginia Private College Week, including a list of participating colleges and exceptions to the schedule, visit vaprivatecolleges.org/Our-Colleges/Virginia-Private-College-Week.aspx.
For more information about CICV, visit vaprivatecolleges.org. This website provides information concerning the quality and affordability of Virginia private colleges to students and parents by increasing awareness of its member institutions and addressing myths concerning private higher education and its costs. The website is a user-friendly, informative tool to help identify which Virginia private college is right for any qualified student.