Heritage College Closing (Colorado students only)

 

UPDATE - Jan. 18, 2017

1098T (tax form)

The Division of Private Occupational Schools has been notified by Heritage College that per federal regulations, 1098T (tax forms) will be provided and mailed to students by January 31, 2017.   Heritage College is currently working on this project and it is their intent to provide students their respective 1098T form in a timely manner that is compliant with the federal regulations.

UPDATE - Jan. 9, 2017

Transcripts

The Division of Private Occupational Schools has obtained electronic copies of transcripts for students who attended Heritage College.  Students who have been unable to get their transcripts from Heritage can now contact the Division to obtain them by following the procedure outlined in the link below.

http://highered.colorado.gov/DPOS/Students/transcript.html 

UPDATE - Nov. 18, 2016

The Division of Private Occupational Schools has been working diligently to facilitate transfer of students from Heritage College to the many institutions who have offered to accept the transfer of those students.  We have obtained electronic copies of transcripts for students who were in attendance or on Leave of Absence from Heritage at the time of closure.  Students who have been unable to get their transcripts from Heritage can now contact the Division to obtain them by following the procedure outlined below.  The Division is waiving the customary fee for transcript retrieval for affected Heritage students for a period of time, if the process below is followed.


Students, please keep in mind that while you can seek out and transfer to any institution to complete your education, it is up to the accepting institution what credits they will or will not accept off of your Heritage transcript.


During an interim Colorado Board of Private Occupational Schools meeting held on November 15, 2016, the Board discussed available options for students.  Two schools, Pima Medical Institute and College of International Esthetics provided the Board with written plans for train out/transfer, and education completion that they are able to provide to Heritage students. The Board approved these plans as presented as an option for students in their pursuit of continuing their education.   
The approved programs allow students in the Allied Health programs to train out or transfer to Pima Medical Institute.  The program approved at College of International Esthetics will provide students who were very close to graduation the option of enrolling in a Board Preparation class for the purpose of preparing students for the state licensing examination.  Please contact these schools at the links provided below for more details on these potential opportunities:
www.pmi.edu
http://www.cieskincarecollege.com/

 

Transcripts
Students can obtain a copy of their Heritage transcript by either contacting Heritage College through their website, or by contacting the Division as follows: Please follow the link above in the January 9th update.

  • Mail or email a request for your transcript, include a copy of an official I.D. card (ie: driver’s license, passport) to:  Loretta.Perez@dhe.state.co.us  OR mail it to:

     

    Division of Private Occupational Schools
    1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
    Denver, CO  80202
    Attn: Loretta Perez

 

 

Nov. 8, 2016

Heritage College has informed the Colorado Department of Higher Education that it has permanently closed its campuses effective Nov. 1. There is one Heritage College campus in Colorado, located in Denver.

The Division of Private Occupational Schools is working with remaining Heritage staff and the accrediting agency to secure student records and identify schools where students may continue their education. Several schools have approached DPOS regarding possible train-out agreements. Heritage offered programs in the allied health area, dental assisting, esthetics and massage therapy, among other trades.

Students and their education opportunities are our top priority. We will post more information as it becomes available.

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