Clinton Campus Closure - Student and Parent Information Sheet

Clinton Campus Closure - Student and Parent Information Sheet



 

ASHFORD UNIVERSITY | CLINTON CAMPUS CLOSURE

Student and Parent Information Sheet

Why is the Clinton Campus closing?
We have made every effort to keep the campus open, but it is simply no longer financially viable for us to continue doing so. For this reason, the campus will be closing at the end of the Spring 2016 semester.

Who does this impact?
Affected students include incoming freshmen and returning sophomores and juniors. Eligible seniors will graduate during the 15-16 academic year while the campus remains open. All students will be assigned a Transition Planner who will work with them to identify best pathways to degree completion.

What is Ashford doing to support impacted students?
We will be seeking transfer agreements that provide each student not choosing to complete a degree online through Ashford with the opportunity to complete their degree in a comparable timeframe and at comparable cost to their Ashford Clinton Campus degree over the next few months.

When will the closure occur?
The campus will be closing at the end of the Spring 2016 semester.

What does this mean for students and graduates from Ashford University?
The closure of our Clinton campus will not impact Ashford University’s online students, former students, or graduates. Ashford University remains a regionally accredited institution by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. The Clinton campus represents approximately 1% of Ashford’s total student enrollment.

What about commencement ceremonies?
Ashford University will continue to host graduation ceremonies. There will be a ceremony at the Clinton, Iowa campus in May 2016 for campus students only. For online sudents, the next ceremony is scheduled for October 4, 2015 in San Diego. Future locations may vary. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu/student_services/graduation.htm.

Where does the University go from here?
We are committed to supporting campus students and employees through the upcoming transitional year. The majority of campus students will have the option to complete their degrees at Ashford by switching to online courses or transfer to a different institution. Moving forward, we will concentrate our efforts on online higher education, leveraging technology to create innovative processes and techniques.

When and where can I get additional information?
Student and Parent meetings will be held on campus at the Durgin Center to answer additional questions at various times during the months of July and August. Initial meetings are scheduled for:

Tuesday, July 21 at 5pm
Monday, July 27 at 5pm
Tuesday, August 4 at 5pm
Tuesday, August 11 at 5pm.

Students will be contacted by their Transition Planner starting the week of July 20th to schedule individual student transition meetings.

For more information, read the Clinton Campus Announcement news release.

 

ASHFORD UNIVERSITY | CLINTON CAMPUS CLOSURE

Student and Parent Information Sheet

Why is the Clinton Campus closing?
We have made every effort to keep the campus open, but it is simply no longer financially viable for us to continue doing so. For this reason, the campus will be closing at the end of the Spring 2016 semester.

Who does this impact?
Affected students include incoming freshmen and returning sophomores and juniors. Eligible seniors will graduate during the 15-16 academic year while the campus remains open. All students will be assigned a Transition Planner who will work with them to identify best pathways to degree completion.

What is Ashford doing to support impacted students?
We will be seeking transfer agreements that provide each student not choosing to complete a degree online through Ashford with the opportunity to complete their degree in a comparable timeframe and at comparable cost to their Ashford Clinton Campus degree over the next few months.

When will the closure occur?
The campus will be closing at the end of the Spring 2016 semester.

What does this mean for students and graduates from Ashford University?
The closure of our Clinton campus will not impact Ashford University’s online students, former students, or graduates. Ashford University remains a regionally accredited institution by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. The Clinton campus represents approximately 1% of Ashford’s total student enrollment.

What about commencement ceremonies?
Ashford University will continue to host graduation ceremonies. There will be a ceremony at the Clinton, Iowa campus in May 2016 for campus students only. For online sudents, the next ceremony is scheduled for October 4, 2015 in San Diego. Future locations may vary. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu/student_services/graduation.htm.

Where does the University go from here?
We are committed to supporting campus students and employees through the upcoming transitional year. The majority of campus students will have the option to complete their degrees at Ashford by switching to online courses or transfer to a different institution. Moving forward, we will concentrate our efforts on online higher education, leveraging technology to create innovative processes and techniques.

When and where can I get additional information?
Student and Parent meetings will be held on campus at the Durgin Center to answer additional questions at various times during the months of July and August. Initial meetings are scheduled for:

Tuesday, July 21 at 5pm
Monday, July 27 at 5pm
Tuesday, August 4 at 5pm
Tuesday, August 11 at 5pm.

Students will be contacted by their Transition Planner starting the week of July 20th to schedule individual student transition meetings.

For more information, read the Clinton Campus Announcement news release.