Virginia Private College Week: Tour Four Colleges, Apply to Three for Free – 2004

July 23, 2004

High school students who visit four Virginia private colleges during the eighth annual Virginia Private College Week July 26–31 will receive application-fee waivers redeemable at three private colleges.

“Families who participate in Virginia Private College Week will be impressed with the diversity, quality, and affordability of our colleges,” said Robert Lambeth, President of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV). “Virginia private colleges are more affordable than many families think. They offer students an academic community where classes are small, students receive personal attention, and school spirit is strong.”

Virginia Private College Week tours include sessions on how to apply for admission and financial aid and the week also gives students an alternative to squeezing in campus visits during the academic year.

Sessions at most colleges, including Mary Baldwin, will be offered at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 31. Participants will receive a stamped ‘passport’ at the first college they visit and should have it stamped at each campus. 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 2004-2005 will be eligible to receive a TAG award of about $2,500.

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