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COVID-19 Update

As Virginia Tech continues to observe the same safety precautions as the rest of our nation for COVID-19, we still want to make options available to see what it’s like to be a student here. We are working with campus partners to offer a growing list of virtual options and videos, so watch this page for Virtual BCI updates!

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Black College Institute (Online)

Virtual Structure of the Program

As a BCI participant, you will virtually join other rising seniors in engaging workshops about the admission process, skill-building leadership experiences and more! Given the program's commitment to the African- American experience, we will continue to have a social justice component incorporated into the summer program. You will also be able to connect closely with a group of 10-12 of your peers along with two Student Staff Leaders (SSLs). SSLs are current Virginia Tech college students who will guide you throughout the program and be there for any questions you may have.

To fully participate in BCI 2021 all you need is access to the internet and a computer, laptop, or a mobile device! Stay tuned for more information to be shared in the coming weeks. In the meantime, start connecting with us on social media.

A screen shot of the virtual BCI format

Offered Students

Those who have been offered a spot in BCI

Black College Institute 2019 Week 1 class
President Timothy Sands virtually addresses the Black College Institute

Congratulations!

BCI is a very competitive program; therefore, we encourage you to confirm your participation as soon as possible in order to secure your spot. You should have received an email with the link to confirm. Please do so no later than May, 2021. If you have not confirmed by this date your spot will be released to another applicant.

Above: University President Timothy Sands virtually addresses the students, faculty, and staff of Black College Institute

dates and times

Student dates and times of commitment

BCI group activity

Seniors Session 1

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021: Opening session with parents and guardians
  • Monday, June 14, 2021 from 1:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 1:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 1:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • One on one Admissions Counselor meeting will be 10-20 mins long sometime in the morning of Wednesday, June 16, 2021 between 8am-12pm. Exact appointment time is to be determined.
    You must be able to commit to attending each session.

Seniors Session 2

  • Sunday, June 20, 2021: Opening session with parents and guardians
  • Monday, June 21, 2021 from 1:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 1:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 1:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • One on one Admissions Counselor meeting will be 10-20 mins long sometime in the morning of Wednesday, June 23, 2021 between 8am-12pm. Exact appointment time is to be determined.
    You must be able to commit to attending each session.

Juniors Session

  • Sunday, June 27, 2021: Opening session with parents and guardians)
  • Monday, June 28, 2021 from 1:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 1:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 1:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • One on one Admissions Counselor meeting will be 10-20 mins long sometime in the morning of Wednesday, June 30, 2021 between 8am-12pm. Exact appointment time is to be determined.
    You must be able to commit to attending each session.

*Details above may be subject to change*

Why BCI?

DIscover why you won't want to miss this opportunity

The Benefits of Attending Virtual BCI

  • Virginia Tech application fee waiver
  • BCI T-shirt mailed to your home 
  • Peer mentorship, networking, and friendships
  • College admissions advising
  • Overview of financing college attendance/higher education
  • Exposure to the African American student experience at Virginia Tech
  • Live Q&A with the seven Virginia Tech Colleges
  • Completion of an interactive and educational group project focused on the African-American experience.

All benefits will be extended to those who successfully complete the program.

Black College Institute is co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office for Inclusion and Diversity.

Questions? Contact bci@vt.edu