Students and Families
In an effort to increase academic preparation, access and affordability for first-generation, low-income, underrepresented and underserved students from rural and inner-city communities, we offer outreach and campus-based engagement opportunities for students from partner schools and programs [hyperlink to list of partner schools/programs] throughout the Commonwealth. Programs for students are designed according to partner schools’ and students’ needs, but can include small- and large-scale programs such as admissions presentations, campus tours, leadership development sessions and experiential activities with our academic colleges.
Recognizing that families play a pivotal role in a student’s college trajectory, we offer a variety of programs that encourages involvement and student support throughout the college process. Offered in tandem with student programs, families have the opportunity to participate in parents-as-partners workshops that address topics such as exploring college options and the application process, funding a college education, and supporting the transition from high school to college. Check out these additional resources for families:
CAC Sneak Peek
The College Access Collaborative hosted a Virginia Tech Virtual Sneak Peek program for 9th and 10th grade students to offer guidance on how to start preparing for college now. The Virtual Sneak Peek program included an Admissions overview and virtual tour, an opportunity to engage with current VT students and information about financial aid.