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Information for Students Affected by Recent College Closures      
City Colleges of Chicago wants to assist any and all students impacted by the closures of Brightwood College (IN) and the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago. Our Admissions Specialists are ready and waiting to help students review their transcripts and transfer to a City Colleges' program to continue their education.      

City Colleges offers certificate and degree programs that can make students career-ready in as little as one semester or help them earn a degree from a four-year university. Our many partnerships with industry-leading businesses and colleges create ample opportunities to help students enter fulfilling, high-demand fields.       

Registrations for the 16-week Spring 2019 semester ends January 11, and classes start January 14. We invite all interested students to contact an Admissions Specialist or call 773-COLLEGE. Students who are ready to apply may do so at www.ccc.edu/apply.      

We look forward to meeting you!      

Transferring Credits to CCC:            
Students who successfully completed non-remedial coursework at the Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago during the time  when it was fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (02/04/2004 – 01/19/2018) may transfer college level coursework to City Colleges of Chicago. It is important to note the evaluation process that City Colleges undertakes to review your coursework for transfer credit may take several weeks. Please be aware that not all credits may transfer-in to CCC and students may not know if their current courses will transfer until after the start of the Spring 2019 semester.

Students looking to transfer their college credits to City Colleges are strongly encouraged to contact a City Colleges representative at 773-COLLEGE to discuss their specific situation.

Students who attended the Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago when the institution was not fully accredited, and along with those students who attended Brightwood College can have their previous coursework reviewed for possible credit for prior learning. City Colleges of Chicago does not accept credit from institutions that are not regionally accredited. To review CCC policy, see Transfer Credit Policies. Under CCC’s policy awarding transfer credit using Prior Learning Assessment, there is an option for students to receive credit for prior learning. It is important to note the process that City Colleges undertakes to evaluate for prior learning may take several weeks, so be aware that students may not know if their previous learning will be applicable towards City Colleges programs until after the start of the Spring 2019 semester. 

Students looking to apply for credit for prior learning at City Colleges are strongly encouraged to contact a City Colleges representative at 773-COLLEGE to discuss their specific situation.     

Learn More Today:             
To speak to a City Colleges representative prepared to assist students impacted by these closures, please contact 773-COLLEGE. To apply to City Colleges online, go to www.ccc.edu/apply.