Virginia Private College Week 2002

July 22, 2002

High school students who visit four Virginia private colleges during the sixth annual Virginia Private College Week (July 29 – August 3) will receive application fee waivers redeemable at any three private colleges. With application fees ranging from $15 to $50, students could save as much as $100.

“We hope that many students and their families will participate and learn about the unique opportunities available at Virginia private colleges,” said Robert Lambeth, President of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV). “Our colleges offer an academic community where teaching comes first and students receive personal attention.”

Often described as “one-stop shopping,” Private College Week tours include informational sessions on how to apply for admission and financial aid. Hosting Private College Week in the summer gives students an alternative to squeezing in campus visits during the academic year.

Sessions will be offered at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Monday-Friday, and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3. Participants will receive a stamped “passport” at the first college they visit and should have it stamped at each college they visit. Passports with four stamps can be redeemed for three application fee waivers, which can be used at any of the 24 CICV member colleges.

CICV was founded in 1971 to promote the interests of nonprofit, independent higher education in Virginia. The Council was also instrumental in starting the state’s Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program. All full-time undergraduate students from Virginia attending a CICV institution in 2002-2003 will be eligible to receive a TAG award from the Commonwealth of Virginia for approximately $2,625.

For more information on Virginia Private College Week, contact the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia at (540) 586-0606, or visit their web site at Students are also encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions at Mary Baldwin University at (800) 468-2262.