CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO: College Recruiters Talk Transfers With Displaced Heald Students

Career College Central Summary:

  • Three days after Heald College closed, thousands of students went back to campus today. They were there to pick up transcripts and to gather information to help them decide what to do next. 
  • On Monday, Meiasha Bradley was sitting in a hot car in the Heald College parking lot in Rancho Cordova trying to figure out how and where she might continue her education. Two days later, she was allowed to go into the school to meet with representatives from about half-a-dozen for-profit, vocational and community colleges.
  • "Still doing the same thing as before, trying to get answers, trying to find schools that will take our units, there's some colleges that won't take the, some that would only take half," Bradley says.
  • Are there any that are taking all of them?
  • "Not yet,” she says.
  • National University says some Heald credits will transfer..
  • "The basic general ed, basic business, IT ,  accounting…those types of classes  will definitely transfer in," says National's Sheri Jernigan. "We do have a criminal justice program. We will be able to assist them in that program."
  • But, Jernigan says other credits, like those in the Medical Assistance program may only transfer as elective credits.    
  • Malcom Hawkins was in that program. He came to the campus to pick up his transcript, but did not stop by any of the recruiters' tables. 
  •  "I don't know if I can trust no other private school like that ITT Tech or Heald or anything like that because they're getting closed down," Hawkins says, "and they're saying you really can't get a job after you graduate. So, I'm thinking about just going to a city college."

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