Virginia Private College Week
The 2014 Virginia Private College Week will be held Monday, July 28 through Saturday, August 2.
Details for the 2014 Virginia Private College Week will be posted here
as they are finalized.
For a quick snapshot of Virginia Private College Week, please download the 2014 Virginia Private College Week postcard
You may be interested in just visiting one or two colleges during the week. However, if you visit three or more participating colleges during Virginia Private College Week, you will receive three application fee waivers. This means no application fee for three Virginia private colleges of your choice.
Visiting Colleges Is Important
Web sites, brochures, and the recommendations of friends are definitely helpful. However, visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search process.
Which college is the best fit for you? Which college just feels right?
The Private College Advantage
During Virginia Private College Week, you will learn about the quality and affordability of our colleges.
Private colleges are different from many state universities because of our small classes and the personal attention our students receive from faculty. Our students are engaged in the classroom, involved on campus, mentored by their professors, and prepared for a career or graduate school.
25 members of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) host two daily programs for rising juniors (Class of 2016) and seniors (Class of 2015) -- and their families. Prospective transfer students are also invited. The program includes a campus tour and an information session about admissions, financial aid, and academic/extracurricular programs.
On Monday-Friday (July 28-August 1), there will be a morning (9:00 am) and afternoon (2:00 pm) session.* On Saturday, August 2, there will be a morning (9:00 am) session only. There are colleges with exceptions to this schedule, which will be listed below when the colleges finalize their Virginia Private College Week schedules.
Ferrum College. They will offer tours at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 2. They will be adhering to the regular schedule for Monday-Friday during Virginia Private College Week.
Jefferson College of Health Sciences. They will be open Monday, July 28-Friday, August 1. They will not be open on Saturday, August 2. The will be adhering to the regular schedule for Monday-Friday during Virginia Private College Week.
Washington and Lee University. They will be open Monday, July 28-Friday, August 1. They will not be open on Saturday, August 2. Monday-Friday information sessions will be offered at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and are followed by tours at 10:00 a.m.m and 2:30 p.m. They will also offer an additional tour at 12:15 p.m.
Do I Need To Register?
No, but we
that you contact the colleges you plan to visit. Email addresses and telephone numbers of participating institutions can be found here
. If you are using a smart phone to access the map, please view the contact information for the colleges using the college profiles, which may be accessed here
Here's How You Participate:
1.Decide which colleges you would like to visit.
2.You don't need to register for the event, but we
strongly recommend that you contact the colleges you plan to visit. Use the
Contact Our Colleges! web form on the right hand side of this page! Your email will be sent to the colleges of your choice.
3.Organize your travel plans. Driving directions are available on individual college web sites. This is not an organized bus tour.
4.If you visit at least 3 participating colleges you will receive 3 application fee waivers. You may use the application fee waivers at any college participating in Virginia Private College Week--not necessarily the ones you visited.
5.The application fee waivers will be emailed to eligible participants in late September/early October.
6.If you have questions, please contact the CICV at (540) 586-0606.
We look forward to seeing you!!!
Participating Colleges and Universities