Asbury Makes A Difference for ITT Tech Students
October 24, 2016
WILMORE, Ky. — Through its fully accredited, online programs, Asbury University is reaching out to former ITT Tech students — and it’s already making a difference.
Asbury offers academic counseling as well, helping students develop a feasible transfer and graduation plan. All students who enroll at Asbury receive individual advice from counselors who are committed to their success.
Sean Dodson is just one new Asburian who transferred from ITT Tech. He says Asbury’s friendliness and personal attention helped smooth his transfer process.
“When I first found out that my school, ITT Tech, was closing, I was completely lost,” Dodson said. “I had no idea what to do next or who would be there to help me pick up the pieces. I was able to sit down with a representative from Asbury, Kerri Gonzalez, and immediately felt that the terrible situation I was in could be resolved. I sat and talked with her for a while and when I left, felt extremely confident that Asbury was the school for me.”
|I cannot speak highly enough of the experience I have had with Asbury to this point.|
After Dodson expressed interest in Asbury, he had the opportunity to walk through a personalized transfer plan with APS Director Josh Fee, focusing on how to meet his educational goals.
“I cannot speak highly enough of the experience I have had with Asbury to this point,” Sean said. “I would recommend the University to anyone wanting to continue their education and also wanting a place where students are cared for as Priority No. 1. I believe Asbury is where God wants me to continue my education.”
Fee says ITT Tech students are facing a complex decision — one that involves much more than simply choosing a school. He sees Asbury’s role as empowering students to make informed decisions about their futures.
“Students need to sit down with people who know how the process works and who care enough to listen to their story,” Fee said. “We go to where the students are. We sit down with them at a local coffee shop or over lunch and we work out a plan together.”
One of the strongest points of Asbury’s program, Fee says, is its flexibility. For adult students with busy lives, APS offers flexible options for managing disruption in daily life.
“Asbury excels in this area,” Fee said. “The closing of ITT Tech is an unfortunate disruption for many students. I don’t know of another school that is better about coming alongside of students in the midst of life’s struggles to help them succeed.”
To learn more about transferring ITT Tech credits to Asbury, visit: asbury.edu/ITT.