2/9/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University officials are reaching out to undergraduate and graduate students impacted by the sudden closure of Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana, letting them know that AU is ready to work with them and also promises them a “seamless transfer process.”
“We want to help these students get their education back on track in any way we can during this difficult period and we believe they will find success here at Ashland University. We see many similarities between SJC and Ashland University, and believe that students would feel welcomed and at home here,” Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo said. “Many of the credits they’ve already accumulated at St. Joseph’s will transfer to Ashland University for a variety of our programs and we are willing to work with them to ensure that the hard work and time they have put into their education will not be lost.”
Officials at Saint Joseph’s College announced last week that the school will temporarily suspend operations at the end of this semester.
Ashland, a mid-sized, private university located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, is known for its individual attention and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.
“This is a very tough time for these students and whether they are an undergraduate student, a graduate student or even a student-athlete, we are willing to work with them to get them enrolled at Ashland with no application fees or deposit required,” Campo said.
He said the university is encouraging the student-athletes at Saint Joseph’s who want to stay in collegiate athletics to contact the Ashland University coach of their sport.
Additionally, Ashland University created a website where current and accepted Saint Joseph’s students can find information about transferring. They can visit this website at www.ashland.edu/stjosephs or call 419.289.5052.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###