ATLANTA – With the announced closure of ITT Technical Institute, many students are left wondering what they need to do in order to move forward with items like grades, credits, and loans.
Here’s a quick look at some of the most frequently asked questions that have surfaced since the announcement Tuesday afternoon.
How will students find out their grades?
Students can access their academic records via this link. (https://studentportal.itt-tech.edu/) Students will need their email and passwords to log in. All grades for the quarter that began June 2016 are expected to be updated by Friday, September 9.
How can students obtain transcripts?
Transcripts are available through the student portal at this link. (https://studentportal.itt-tech.edu/) Students will need their email and passwords to log in. Graduates may be able to request an official transcript from the alumni website via this link (http://alumni.itt-tech.edu/update/?type=transcript)
Will student credits transfer to other institutions?
The final decision regarding transfer credits is always up to the institution receiving the incoming student. A list of schools that ITT Technical Institutes has entered into articulation agreements with can be found at https://www.itt-tech.edu/articulation/.
Are there any institutions with similar programs of study?
You can view a list of schools with programs of study similar to those offered by ITT Tech below.
In addition, what metro Atlanta area schools are available for former ITT Tech students?
The Technical College System of Georgia has resources in metro Atlanta which can help students. The TCSG has contacts at these schools:
Atlanta Technical College – Elisa Jaden, Recruiter
Chattahoochee Technical College – Nate Beardsley, Director of Admissions, Student Affairs
Georgia Piedmont Technical College – Ivan Harrell, Executive Vice President
404-297-9522, ext. 1308
Gwinnett Technical College – Student Support Center
Southern Crescent Technical College – Leah Santerre, Admissions Counselor
West Georgia Technical College – Janierro Hailey, Enrollment Center Coordinator
All others – Derek Dabrowiak, TCSG Executive Director of Student Affairs
When is the last day the campus will be open?
The campus itself will close immediately following the end of the June quarter. The school will continue to provide resources to help students obtain transcripts and other records.
Once the Student Portal closes, how will students obtain copies of their records?
After the Student Portal is no longer available, records and other key contact information will be available at http://www.itt-tech.edu/ Transcripts, education verification and other information will be available from that site.
Will student loans for ITT Tech students have to be repaid?
It may be possible for some students to discharge federal student loans and not have to repay them under certain circumstances. For more information about this, please visit this link: (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/closed-school).
For additional information about student financial aid and other available options, please also see information from the US Department of Education here (http://blog.ed.gov/2016/08/increased-oversight-of-itt-and-the-impact-on-students/) and here (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/itt).
GI Bill benefit information can be found through the US Department of Veterans Affairs call center at 1-888-442-4551, or through the GI Bill website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.
Additional information for students can be found by contacting school officials at StudentQuestions@itt-tech.edu.
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