ITT Technical Institute students affected by the recent shutdown of the for-profit college have a place to turn for transfer advice, academic guidance and financial counsel as Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) staff rally to lend assistance.
“My heart goes out to those students, who rather than enjoying the excitement of the start of the fall semester, are instead angry and confused over the closing of their college,” stated RCGC President Frederick Keating. “RCGC’s number one priority is helping all students to succeed. I encourage ITT students to visit our campus, meet with advisors and find the most efficient, cost-effective way to complete your degree.”
ITT Educational Services shuttered its 130 campuses in 38 states on Tuesday after federal aid sanctions by the U.S. Department of Education banned enrolling new students using federal financial aid. The closure has thrown thousands of students into a tailspin as fall classes begin.
Additional RCGC staff have been assigned to lend support to students seeking to register for classes, providing review of their transcripts, waiving the $20 late registration fee and offering placement into late-start courses, which begin later in September, October and November. Although the 15-week fall semester courses started this week, college administrators are sensitive to students who may require specific classes to fulfill upcoming graduation requirements and will review on a case-to-case basis, allowing admittance if necessary.
“I was pleased to hear that our admissions staff have already begun helping ITT students navigate their way through this upset and get back on track,” said Vice President of Academic Services Dr. Linda Hurlburt. “I strongly encourage students to take advantage of this one-on-one academic advising and remain focused on their end goal.”
Visit RCGC.edu/LateStart for information on late start classes. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 856-681-6273 or email Christina Kulisek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.