Thursday, April 30, 2015

Helping Everest College Students Stay on Track

Image of a Rio Salado Advisors.  Text: Welcome Everest College Students

Corinthian Colleges announced on Monday, April 27 that it was ceasing operations and instruction at its 30 locations. Campuses closed include Everest and WyoTech campuses in California, Everest College Phoenix and Everest Online Tempe in Arizona, the Everest Institute in New York and Heald College-- including 10 locations in California, one in Hawaii and one in Oregon. More than 16,000 students are now displaced as a consequence.

As of yesterday, Rio Salado began working with administration from Everest College Phoenix to help students affected by this closure to complete their educational goals.

Everest College Phoenix sent an email last night to students majoring in accounting, business and criminal justice, which encouraged them to contact Rio Salado about transferring.

Rio Salado is augmenting its student services teams to help these displaced students and dedicating phone lines and a new web landing page specifically to address their inquiries.

Students are encouraged to contact us by calling 1-888-423-2248 or submitting inquiries to www.riosalado.edu/everest and joinus@riosalado.edu.

Everest students majoring in accounting, business, organizational management and criminal justice have an excellent opportunity to transfer their credits to Rio Salado," said Rio Salado Director of Academic Advisement David Hall.

“There are other options to explore if students cannot successfully transfer credits,” said Hall. “Our credit for prior learning assessments are one possibility.”

There are 33 College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) exams, which assess subject matter proficiency and provide an opportunity for students to receive college credit with qualifying scores. For example, Spanish CLEP test takers can earn up to 16 college credits. Qualified students are also eligible to seek departmental credit by examination or evaluation.

Students can begin the process of determining whether their credits will transfer by uploading transcripts to www.riosalado.edu/advisement/Pages/priorcredit.aspx.

A Rio Salado advisor will contact students within a few days to share the results of their evaluations.

Everest students should receive copies of their transcripts by mail within the coming days and can contact the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (www.azppse.gov) about future transcript related requests.