Virginia College to close the Florence, SC campus

 

WPDE is reporting that Virginia College's Florence campus on David McLeod Blvd is scheduled to close on or around December 18th.  

According to a couple students, here's an email from the school:

“Dear Students,


In early fall, we undertook a path to dramatically restructure Education Corporation of America (parent company of your school) in an effort to best posture it for the future. This plan entailed the teach out of 26 of our campuses and then the commitment of capital from our investors additional funds from investors.


However, recently, the Department of Education added requirements that made operating our schools more challenging. In addition, last night ACICS suspended our schools' accreditation with intent to withdraw. The uncertainty of these requirements resulted in an inability to acquire additional capital to operate our schools.


It is with extreme regret that this series of recent circumstances has forced us to discontinue the operations of our schools. Your campus will close this month. Please contact your Dean or Program Director for the specific closure date of your campus.


You will receive credit for all courses that you completed and passed by the closure date. Information on how to request your transcript will be posted at www.ecacolleges.com within the next few weeks. If you do not graduate this month, we encourage you to continue your career training by requesting your transcript and contacting local schools to determine transferability.  This is clearly not the outcome we envisioned for you or our schools, and it with the utmost regret that we inform you of this direction.


Stu Reed,


President & CEO”


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