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UPDATE: The BCI Application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 14, 2023. Apply today!

What is the Black College Institute?

The Black College Institute is an academic summer enrichment program by Virginia Tech. It hosts talented, high-achieving and academically curious rising high school juniors and seniors. For 2023, all three sessions will be held in-person over a 4-day period for rising juniors and 5-day period for rising seniors.

While this program is designed to attract underrepresented and/or first-generation students, we welcome the participation of any student who has a potential interest in Virginia Tech. Our program activities are planned using a multicultural perspective though we place special emphasis on the African-American identity.


Applications for BCI 2023 are open!

High school students wishing to attend #VTBCI for 2023 may now apply online!


corporate sponsorships

Interested in supporting Black College Institute as a corporate sponsor?

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Student-Staff Leadership

Are you interested in being a student staff leader for BCI?

SSL Applications are closed!

Student Staff Leaders are the life-blood of the BCI program experience. Check back later for information about being an SSL for BCI.


Frequently asked questions

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the Black College Institute 2023 program.


Interested in Black College Institute?

Here's what you need to know

When is Black College Institute?

Save the dates for BCI 2023. There will be more information to come.

  • Session 1 for juniors: June 11-14
  • Session 2 for seniors: June 18-22
  • Session 3 for seniors: June 25-29

Benefits of attending BCI

  • Student engagement with various academic disciplines through hands-on learning and workshops within the context of the African-American cultural experience.
  • College life experience of residential living, campus dining, collaborative projects in university classrooms and engagement with Virginia Tech’s faculty, staff, and students.
  • Daily workshops on (1) navigating and completing the college application process and (2) applying for scholarships and financial aid.
  • Students embrace Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) by completing a service learning project with university and local partnerships.
  • Explore Virginia Tech’s departments and organizations to build lasting connections and learn about local resources available to them.
  • Engage in fun virtual team building and activities.
  • All programs are FREE of cost to students!

Questions and more

Black College Institute is co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office for Inclusion and Diversity. For inquiries or for more information, contact us at


2022 Black College Institute

View a selection of photos from past BCI programs. BCI 2023 photos will be added at the conclusion of the program.