Prescott College partners with Verto Education

By: | January 23, 2020

Prescott College announced it has become a partner school with Verto Education, allowing students to spend their freshman year of college abroad. Incoming college freshman can now opt to spend their first semester, or year abroad earning general education credits, and seeing the world before continuing their studies on-campus with Prescott College. Verto offers many study options for students for example; international business in Milan, world politics in London, business ethics and global development in Southeast Asia, public health and sustainability in Latin America or species conservation and ecology in the South Pacific.

Verto’s unique approach allows students to begin their college career with small classes, in an international environment that will help them to determine their academic path. Prescott College, a liberal arts college which offers field-based learning and programs rooted in sustainability and social justice, is the first school to partner with Verto in Arizona and is the 28th partner for Verto Education.

Founded in 2018, Verto has re-imagined a freshman year in college, getting students out of the classroom and into the world for a once-in-a-lifetime educational and cultural experience, without derailing or delaying the full four-year college path. Verto is the only international freshman year experience that partners with colleges to give full class credits so students can graduate in four years. Verto’s goal is to positively impact student outcomes including 4-year graduation rates, while also helping students develop the skills to make them successful in college and their career.

“The benefits of education abroad are profound, diverse, and lifelong,” said Richard Floyd, Chief Enrollment Officer with Prescott College. “Verto’s approach, in many ways, matches the educational philosophy at Prescott College. The focus on experiential education and the opportunity for students to participate in an immersive style of learning is something students will continue when they attend Prescott College following their experience with Verto.”

Students who attend a semester with Verto earn general education and elective credits that transfer seamlessly to Prescott College upon the successful completion of their semester. Prescott College offers rolling admissions and all prospective students are encouraged to apply by August 1 for fall enrollment. The student-to-teacher ratio is a priority, as students are enrolled in small classes and cultural immersion is prioritized through the custom curriculum.

Students who are interested in spending their freshman year abroad should apply to Verto Education directly, selecting Prescott College as their partner college of choice for admission.

About Prescott College
Founded in 1966, Prescott College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers four-year undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and Ph.D. programs utilizing an experiential, self-directed model that attracts students motivated to make a difference in the world. Prescott College sets the standard for academic excellence through collaborative education that transforms diverse learners into future leaders. Committed to social justice and environmental sustainability, we serve local and global communities through innovative and intellectually adventurous liberal arts and professional programs. Students work in the classroom and in the field to gain the fundamental skills needed for career success in their areas of study. Prescott College offers a number of unique, student-centered initiatives like the Accelerated Master’s degree program. Undergraduate students can begin taking graduate school courses in their senior year, can finish both degrees within five years, and can receive up to one year of their Master’s tuition-free. For more information, visitwww.prescott.edu.

About Verto Education:

Verto Education is the company reimagining the 4-year college degree by uniquely offering freshmen year study abroad programs. Verto is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and was founded by a group of experienced entrepreneurs with a shared passion for education and travel. The company’s mission is to make higher education accessible, affordable, and achievable for all by providing an innovative, enriched way for students to incorporate travel and learning into a four-year college degree. Hundreds of students have already graduated or applied to Verto and are currently pursuing degrees at 31 partner schools. Verto is backed by prominent investors including First Round Capital, GSV, 10xImpact, Box Group Verto gives out numerous college scholarships each year, to apply visithttps://vertoeducation.org/admissions-scholarship-info/. To learn more visit: https://vertoeducation.org/.