TROY welcomes displaced Birmingham-Southern College students

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Last week, Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) announced it will soon shut its doors for good — leaving current and committed students in a predicament.

Troy University says it wants to help displaced students find their next step.

“I just feel really sad,” said Gus McKenzie, Assistant Director of Enrollment Services for Troy University. “Really sad for the institution, really sad for the students, the faculty and staff and the community. Just sad for everybody affected.”

Click here to read Birmingham-Southern College’s closure announcement

McKenzie says TROY will waive the application fee for students from BCS. Troy University admissions is also promising to work with each student individually to make the transition as easy as possible.

“I’m working with each individual student as an individual basis to look at transfer matrices and make sure that we can transfer over as many credits as possible towards their degree here at TROY,” McKenzie said.

McKenzie told TrojanVision that the transfer process is simple.

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“Step one would be to put an inquiry in our system through troy.edu, or they can send me an email and we can get that conversation started on what that looks like,” McKenzie explained. “If TROY is where they want to be, then it’s our job to help them make that a reality.”

According to the University, transfer students from Birmingham-Southern College will also receive expedited transcript evaluation and the opportunity to take advantage of TROY’s transfer scholarships.

For more information about the transfer process, students are encouraged to contact McKenzie via email at jmckenzie@troy.edu or phone (334) 808-6191.

TROY representatives plan to visit BSC to answer questions on Friday, April 4. BSC will cease operations on May 31, 2024.

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