Shenandoah University is one of 23 higher education institutions that will participate in Virginia Private College Week, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV), from July 17-22.
Shenandoah, like other participating institutions, will offer tours of its Winchester campus and host information sessions about academic programs, admissions, financial aid and student life. College officials will address some of the common myths about the cost of a private college education.
Visiting colleges is an important part of the college search process. It gives students and their families a deeper understanding of the different types of colleges and universities that exist here in the U.S. College visits bring forth and answer a lot of really important questions about where a student might best thrive. Virginia Private College Week is an excellent opportunity to visit many different private colleges throughout the commonwealth. It’s designed so that students can visit multiple colleges in a single day across multiple days of the week, allowing students to form a better understanding of what they’re looking for in a college and, ultimately, identify a few colleges that might be an excellent fit for them. Although campuses are a little quieter than normal during the summer, VPCW is still a great starting place for any student’s college search process.”
Andy Woodall, Shenandoah University’s assistant vice president for recruitment and admissions
For each participating institution visited during Virginia Private College Week, prospective students will have their names entered into a drawing to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards. By visiting Shenandoah during Virginia Private College Week, prospective students will be eligible for an application fee waiver.
During that week, Shenandoah is offering twice-daily sessions Monday-Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and one session at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 22. Families must register in advance to visit Shenandoah University and can do so at apply.su.edu/portal/vpcw.
The Virginia Private Colleges 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.