Graduating VIMSIA students have been accepted to Harvard, the U.S. Naval Academy, Stanford, Princeton, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Wellesley College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Swarthmore, and more.
Our 2017 graduating class of 12 students received over $8,000,000 in scholarships.
They were accepted to 68 different institutions,
50% of our 2017 graduates are their family's first-generation to attend post-secondary school.
They will be attending Agnes Scott College (GA), American University (DC), Clark University (MA), Duquesne University (PA), Marymount Manhattan College (NY), Seton Hall University (NJ), Stanford University (CA), Suffolk University (MA), University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Md., University of Tampa (FL), Valencia College (FL).
International Baccalaureate Organization Recognition staff work to ensure that IB students are properly recognized by universities and governments for the unique credentials and qualifications of their IB education.
Mrs. Elizabeth Elger is the PGIA Director of College Counseling. She helps our families navigate the search, application, admission and financial aid, and transition processes. Families are given unparalleled support and uncompromising service. Juniors and seniors take a College Seminar class, and juniors are enrolled in an SAT/ACT prep class. PGIA hosts private college visits, and our students attend local college fairs.
What colleges say about IB
Harvard University, Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Asst. Dean of Admissions
“Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the
credentials of the IB Diploma Program on the transcript.” GPA is not nearly as important a factor in
university admission as the IB Diploma. If a student has to choose, choose the Diploma over
protecting the GPA.”
Duke University, Christoph Guttentag, Director of Undergraduate Admissions
"One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated program,
well established, well known and well respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think
the IB curriculum is terrific."