AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia College in Austin is welcoming Career Point College students in the wake of the school's closure announcement this week offering assistance to help them stay focused on completing their programs of study, graduating and entering the job market.
"It will be our honor to give former Career Point students the individual support they need," said Harvey Giblin, president of Virginia College in Austin. "We will evaluate transfer credits on a case by case basis and do whatever we can to make the transition to a new school a manageable process. We want to do whatever we can to help and are hopeful that circumstances surrounding the closure of Career Point will not prevent us from doing so. We would advise all Career Point College students who can still access their files to get a copy of their transcript, any entrance exam results, financial aid information, etc., because that information could help facilitate the process of changing schools."
For students who were enrolled in a program that is not closely aligned to one Virginia College offers, enrollment specialists will assist students in transitioning to another program and transfer credits will be reviewed case by case. Former Career Point students in certain programs may have the option to transfer credits and complete their degree programs online.
In addition, Virginia College is offering a special tuition rate to former Career Point students as well as waiving enrollment and registration fees, residency requirements and entrance exams.
"As former Career Point students join our student body to continue their educational journey, it is important to know that Virginia College in Austin is in good standing with our accreditor and the U.S. Department of Education, and we are fully focused on our mission of providing post-secondary career education that prepares our graduates to enter the workplace with a valuable skill set," said Giblin.
"It's all about students staying on track to graduation and securing a job that allows them to provide for themselves and their families," he added.
For more information about Virginia College in Austin, call (866) 543-0136 or visit www.vc.edu.
The college is located at 14200 North Interstate Highway 35 in Austin.
About Virginia College and Education Corporation of America
Birmingham, Ala.-based Education Corporation of America (ECA) is a category leader in the post-secondary career college market with 72 locations and current enrollment of over 30,000 students. ECA career college holdings include Brightwood College, Brightwood Career Institute, Ecotech Institute, Golf
Academy of America, and Virginia College, which are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) which is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Other holdings include the fully online New England College of Business which is accredited by the new England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
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