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Contact: Linda Wallace, 215-751-8082, liswallace@ccp.edu
Annette John-Hall, 215-751-8021, anhall@ccp.edu


WHAT: To mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Community College of Philadelphia will hold a ceremony honoring the victims of that tragic day, and bring together students, staff, and faculty of varying ages, backgrounds, and faiths to memorialize the first responders who sacrificed their lives to protect our nation’s citizens. Dr. Donald Guy Generals, president of the College, will give brief remarks, followed by Coordinator for Veterans Programming Stephen J. Bachovin, who will pay homage to Pennsylvania members of the armed forces and student veterans who lost their lives while serving in Iran and Afghanistan.

WHEN: 9AM on Monday, September 12th. The ceremony will run approximately 30 minutes.

WHERE: Community College of Philadelphia’s Bonnell Circle, outside of the Bonnell Building main entrance (located on 17th Street, between Callowhill and Spring Garden streets)

 

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Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia and the sixth largest in Pennsylvania. The College enrolls approximately 34,000 students annually and offers day, evening, and weekend classes, as well as classes online. Visit the College at www.ccp.edu. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook.


Contact: Linda Wallace, 215-751-8082, liswallace@ccp.edu
Annette John-Hall, 215-751-8021, anhall@ccp.edu


PHILADELPHIA, PA., Sept. 8, 2016 — Community College of Philadelphia experts are standing by to help displaced ITT Tech students navigate complex academic and financial aid issues and provide best options for them to move forward. There is still time to enroll for the 10-week semester, which begins Oct. 4.

"We are prepared to accommodate ITT Tech students for one of our fall terms,” said Dr. Samuel Hirsch, the College’s vice president of Academic and Student Success. “Our financial aid team and academic advising team are here to give students personal assistance. They will individually assess students’ academic standing and provide them with feasible academic and financial options.”

Academic counselors stand ready to offer students one-on-one assistance and help them explore an array of special program options to complete their education, such as credit by examination, credit for prior learning and credit awarded for life experience. In addition, College experts will review students’ financial aid status, assess their eligibility for aid and scholarship opportunities and develop the best plan for them.

Staff from Admissions, Financial Aid and Counseling will answer questions and walk students through the steps of enrollment during "Fast-Track to Enrollment for ITT Students Day” from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Main Campus Welcome Center, located on 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill streets.

Interested ITT Tech students are invited to visit www.ccp.edu/itt to complete an information form. They will be contacted by an Enrollment Services representative, who will advise them of next steps.

With average tuition costs for an associate’s degree at just over $11,000, Community College of Philadelphia is an affordable choice for transferring ITT Tech students. In 2015-2016, ITT Tech publications put the average cost of obtaining an associate’s degree upwards of $44,000 (including fees).

“We’re here, and we’re ready to help students figure it out,” Dr. Hirsch said. “But they should contact us soon, because courses begin in October.”

ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit institution with campuses in 38 states, announced Tuesday that it was closing all locations, displacing more than 35,000 students nationwide, including more than 4,000 in Pennsylvania.


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Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia and the sixth largest in Pennsylvania. The College enrolls approximately 34,000 students annually and offers day, evening, and weekend classes, as well as classes online. Visit the College at www.ccp.edu. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook.


RSVP for Leadership for the Ages

Several local colleges, including Harcum, Peirce, and Community College of Philadelphia, are reaching out to students who have been displaced by the sudden closing of ITT Technical Institute's campuses.

The Community College of Philadelphia is also seeking to make it easier for former ITT students to resume their studies. It will hold a "Fast-Track to Enrollment for ITT Students Day," on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the school's main campus, on 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill streets. Register for the event, here

September
Tue 13

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities Conference

Presented by the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society

Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2016 

Community College of Philadelphia | Winnet Student Life Building

Pennsylvania parents, educators and service providers are invited to join us to examine legal and psychosocial issues, provide practical assistance and IEP documentation review, and enable “best practices” discussion. PD and CLE credit opportunities included.

Please RSVP

ITT Students

Students who were enrolled at ITT Technical Institute are invited to contact Community College of Philadelphia about enrolling in classes this fall. You can browse our entire menu of Academic Offerings and search our class schedule to see available courses. Complete the form below and an Enrollment Services representative will contact you.

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