GTCC ASSISTS DISPLACED ITT TECH STUDENTS AFTER CLOSURE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPT. 19, 2016

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — For the past few weeks, Guilford Technical Community College has been assisting former ITT Technical Institute students who have been displaced since the for-profit institution announced on Sept. 6 that it was ceasing operation of its more than 130 campuses, including its High Point location.

To help ease the transition, former ITT Tech students are receiving personalized support at GTCC that is relevant to their educational needs and career goals. GTCC has created options for ITT Tech students to apply previous learning to GTCC programs. Because GTCC only accepts credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities, ITT Tech credit cannot be transferred directly.

Students will be able to receive college credit by successfully completing College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests.  CLEP allows students to earn college credit in 25 subjects.

The college is also working on several competency based exams that will allow students to receive GTCC credit in subject areas not covered by CLEP. GTCC’s two lead contacts, Kristi Short and Kirby Moore, will be able to provide more details about receiving transfer credit in specific subject areas.

ITT Tech students who are interested in continuing their education are encouraged to visit http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/itt-students/ or contact one of the following administrators to determine how GTCC can help:

Kirby Moore – Registrar

khmoore1@gtcc.edu

336-334-4822, ext. 50064

Kristi Short – Director, Center for Academic Engagement

keshort@gtcc.edu

336-334-4822, ext. 50489

GTCC currently offers select classes that begin Oct. 12. Registration is on-going through the first day of class. In addition, registration for spring term is Nov. 28 through Jan. 5, 2017. (Classes begin Jan. 7.)

The U.S. Department of Education has also posted information on its official blog to help ITT Tech students with next steps.

Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.

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— Carla Kucinski