A day after ITT Technical Institute abruptly shut down all its schools, thousands of students are researching their options for what to do next.
The U.S. Education Department sponsored three webinars Wednesday morning to give students more information, with additional webinars in the works. More information can be found on its website.
Other colleges are welcoming transfers.
Paul Feist, a spokesman for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, said decisions about transfer of credits to community colleges are done on a “college-to-college basis.”
Long Beach City College, for example, said it was “reaching out” to local students affected by the closure of the for-profit college chain. Because ITT was not regionally accredited, its units will not transfer, said John Pope, a college spokesman. However, the college is looking into the possibility of credit by exam, in which ITT students could take a test and get credit for that course. The student could then place into a higher level of the subject.