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Rising high school juniors and seniors—and their families—are invited to participate
in Virginia Private College Week from July 25 - July 30, 2011.
Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, along with 24 other private colleges
belonging to the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV), are joining
together to sponsor a statewide series of free campus open houses and information
sessions on admissions and financial aid for secondary school students and their
families. Students interested in visiting R-MC can register online by clicking
on R-MC Virginia
Private College Week.
Colleges will offer campus tours and information sessions about admission, financial
aid and academic programs. College officials will also address some common myths
about the cost of a private college education. High school students can waive their
college application fees if they tour three private colleges during Virginia Private
Students who visit three or more campuses during Virginia Private College Week will
receive application fee waivers at any three CICV institutions. With application
fees ranging from $25 to $50, students could save as much as $150.
“Visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search
process,” explains Robert Lambeth, President of CICV. “I encourage parents to explore
which college will be the best fit for their son or daughter, and I want to reassure
them that a quality education at a Virginia private college is affordable and within
In-state students attending a Virginia private college are eligible for the Tuition
Assistance Grant (TAG). A program of the Commonwealth of Virginia, TAG will be approximately
$2,650 next year. It is not based on need or merit and is an annual grant available
for four years at the undergraduate level.
Last year, CICV colleges reported over 3,100 visits during Virginia Private College
Week, with students and families visiting from 36 states, the District of Columbia
and seven countries.
Admission and financial aid informational sessions, along with campus tours, will
be offered at each of the participating colleges at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday and at 9:00 a.m. at most of the colleges on Saturday, July 30.
With 28 member institutions, CICV was founded in 1971 to promote the interests of
nonprofit, private colleges and universities in Virginia. The colleges participating
in Virginia Private College Week are:
Averett University, Danville
Bluefield College, Bluefield
Bridgewater College, Bridgewater (near Harrisonburg)
Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg
Emory & Henry College, Emory
Ferrum College, Ferrum (near Rocky Mount, VA)
Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney (near Farmville)
Hampton University, Hampton
Hollins University, Roanoke
Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke
Liberty University, Lynchburg
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton
Marymount University, Arlington
Randolph College, Lynchburg
Randolph-Macon College, Ashland
Roanoke College, Salem
Saint Paul's College, Lawrenceville
Shenandoah University, Winchester
Sweet Briar College, Amherst
University of Richmond, Richmond
Virginia Intermont College, Bristol
Virginia Union University, Richmond
Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk/VA Beach
Washington and Lee University, Lexington
For more information about CICV and Private College Week, including a list of participating
colleges and exceptions to this schedule, please visit
www.vaprivatecolleges.org The Admissions Office at Randolph-Macon College
can be reached at www.rmc.edu or 1-800-888-1762.