Troy University seeks to help Birmingham-Southern College students in wake of college’s announced closure

TROY will waive application fees for Birmingham-Southern College students and offer expedited transcript evaluation to ensure a seamless transfer.

TROY will waive application fees for Birmingham-Southern College students and offer expedited transcript evaluation to ensure a seamless transfer.

Troy University is taking steps to help students impacted by the recently announced closure of Birmingham-Southern College ensure they can seamlessly continue their education.

The Birmingham-Southern Board of Trustees announced this week that the College would close May 31 after 168 years of service.

“We are saddened by the news of the closure of Birmingham-Southern College, an institution that has provided distinguished service for more than 160 years,” said Sohail Agboatwala, Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Administration. “As students begin the process of charting their new educational journey, Troy University is here to assist them. At TROY, our students enjoy quality educational opportunities in a values-centered, family environment with faculty and staff who are committed to student success. We are well prepared to help Birmingham-Southern students find their best path forward and continue their journey toward becoming the next generation of leaders.”

To ensure a smooth transition, TROY will waive application fees for Birmingham-Southern students and will offer expedited transcript evaluation. In addition, students will have the opportunity to take advantage of TROY’s academic and transfer scholarships.

TROY Admission Counselors are ready to help these students navigate the transfer process and will work individually to assure each student is prepared to successfully move ahead.

“This is a unique situation for these students, and we are committed to helping them navigate what can be a very difficult and emotional time,” said Gus McKenzie, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management. “Each student’s circumstances are unique, and we are prepared to offer the individual attention necessary to address their varying needs.”

Known for quality academic programs, affordability and a faculty and staff who are committed to student success, Troy University has been recognized by The Princeton Review’s Best of the Southeast for 19 consecutive years and has been ranked among the region’s and nation’s best by such publications as U.S. News & World Report, Money, Niche.com, among others.

Students wishing to learn more about transferring to TROY should visit www.troy.edu, call 334-808-6191 or email McKenzie at jmckenzie@troy.edu.

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