Answers to the most common questions we receive
You’ve got some questions
Verto Education is an opportunity to start college differently, so we’re sure you have some questions. We offer a globally-focused first semester (or year) of college, giving students the opportunity to explore the world and consider their path forward, while simultaneously earning transferable college credit, keeping students on their original 4-year graduation timeline.
Verto’s application allows you to submit a common application for over 65 (and quickly growing) partner universities throughout the U.S. and the world, with lower tuition than most.
Below, you’ll find some of the most common questions we get about our programs, but if you don’t find what you need, you can submit your own question below and someone from our team will quickly get back to you.
Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Verto was founded in 2017 and we have provided transformative semesters to over 900 students since then!
We officially partner with 65+ well-known U.S. colleges and universities nationwide. To see our list of partners, please visit our Partner Colleges page.
Looking for a way to meet some of the faces behind Verto?! Come to one of our Virtual Open Houses! At our Open House you can meet our admissions counselors, college counseling team, program staff and more! We usually have a past or current student in attendance as well. Register here!
In general, Verto can accommodate students 17 to 22 years old who meet our eligibility requirements. Most students are between 18 and 20 years old.
Verto welcomes students who have reached the age of 18 to their programs in Italy or Spain. Laws in those countries, and the EU in general, consider students under 18 years of age a minor and require a guardian onsite. Students who are 17 years old and looking forward to starting their college experience with Verto may enroll in our Costa Rica program. Read semester details for specific birthday requirements.
If you have any questions please speak with a Verto Admissions counselor.
Our programs are designed for positive, open-minded students with keen interests in experiential learning, adventure, and cultural exchange. Be ready for mental, emotional, and physical challenges! While many students can benefit from a Verto semester, those who are adjudicated, court-mandated, or requiring regular in-field therapy are beyond the expertise of Verto to monitor and will not be permitted to join our semesters abroad.
Current semester program costs are listed on our individual program pages and run from $18,000 – $30,000 per semester (before federal financial aid and scholarships are applied).
The Cost of Your Semester Includes:
- Inclusion of meals vary by semester location. Please see semester pages for each location’s details.
The Cost of Your Semester Does Not Include:
Yes! We offer three convenient plans for you to pay for your Verto Semester:
Verto has rolling admissions and our semesters fill up quickly. We encourage you to apply as early as possible so that you can secure a spot!
As a committed Verto student, you will have direct access to a dedicated college counselor that will help you research and apply to any of our partner universities. Check out the College Counseling Resource page for more information!
Yes! Financial aid (loans, scholarships, grants) is available for all Verto Education semesters. If you are eligible to receive financial aid, you’ll be able to apply it to your semester abroad with Verto.
Yes! Verto Education welcomes students who are non-U.S. passport holders to apply to our programs, so long as they meet the admissions requirements.Students who are not a U.S. passport holder may have different visa requirements for entry into the host country. It is the responsibility of the student to research the immigration requirements of the host country, and secure the appropriate visa.For students whose first language is not English, or if your current school is not taught in English, you are required to submit your English language proficiency test scores:
If you plan on using funds from your 529 plan, please submit this invoice to your 529 College Savings Group. The payment can be mailed to Verto Education at the following address:
Student Financial Services Department
3055 NW Yeon Ave #8822
Portland, OR 97210
2020 News Stories
Now that the William & Mary community has seen that COVID-19 will affect many things this spring semester, adapting to living and working in the world it has created is next — that was the takeaway from the university’s latest community conversation.
Sam Jones ’75, M.B.A. ’80, senior vice president for finance and administration, will step down from his current role at the end of June on his way to retirement.
William & Mary alumni, parents and faculty have played a role in addressing the nation’s most lethal public health crisis since the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
William & Mary News spoke remotely with Amy Sebring, vice president for finance & technology, to talk about how the university is confronting the financial challenges presented by COVID-19, and what to expect in the coming months.
Lessons from the fall will help university “flex new muscles” for adapting, teaching and social life amid the COVID-19 pandemic.