UHCC holds open houses to assist former Heald College students

The University of Hawaii Community Colleges (UHCC) is holding several open houses to help former Heald College students continue their studies.

Heald College in Honolulu was one of 28 schools across the country under parent company Corinthian Colleges that closed in April, affecting roughly 900 island students.

The system is working closely with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP) to identify proactive “next steps” for Heald students.

“The closure of Heald College has drawn the attention of many in government and the University,” said John Morton, University of Hawaii vice president for community colleges. “We want to do everything we can, within cost and reason, to accommodate any Heald student who may wish to make the transition to one of our programs.”

These open houses will provide former Heald students with information on credit transfer, comparable academic programs, student loan discharge, financial aid and the college admission process.

“In this stressful period of their lives, we want to provide guidance and information so that they can make the best decisions for themselves. We want to be part of the solution and help these students continue their education,” said UHCC director for academic programs Suzette Robinson.

HPEAP is in the process of obtaining student records from Heald College. Once the information is received, HPEAP will provide information on their DCCA website on how to obtain Heald College transcripts.

  • Click here for the latest information from HPEAP and click here for the latest information from UHCC.

Students are encouraged to contact a community college counselor to discuss their educational options.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Open House: Information Session on Health Information Technology
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: Leeward Community College, GT 105
Contact: joylane@hawaii.edu

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Open House: All majors
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Kapi’olani Community College, Cafeteria
Contact: kaptye@hawaii.edu

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Open House: All majors
Time: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Honolulu Community College, Cafeteria
Contact: hccreach@hawaii.edu

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