MCU students preparing for the worst ahead of school's financial problems
GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - A Mid-Continent board meeting Saturday morning could shed more light on what's next for the university, but many students don't want to wait to find out before they focus on their own future. The school’s going through a financial crisis and is in danger of closing.
Area schools like West Kentucky Community and Technical College, University of Tennessee Martin, and Murray State University are already receiving calls from Mid-Continent students wanting to talk about their options.
"We can certainly work with students from a preliminary advising standpoint with unofficial transcripts, but due to accreditation policies, we do have to have official transcripts on file at some point," she said.
The president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools said Mid-Continent University's accreditation is still in tact even though it has a "warning status." Any degrees already received will stand, even if the University closes.
MCU trustee Gale Hawkins had this advice for students.
"I just simply say, if it was my child or myself I would get the most current transcript I could get from the office today," he said.
Students who are interested in transferring to West Kentucky Community and Technical College need to contact the Advising Center which is located in the Anderson Tech Building. Advisors are available to help anyone looking to transfer, but suggest students call to set up an appointment because they like to meet with someone in person. All students will need is an unofficial copy of their transcripts. To make an appointment, students can call (270) 534-3408.
Anyone looking to transfer to Murray State University can call the Transfer Center at (270) 809-3350 or email them at Msu.firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will need an official copy of their transcripts.
The University of Tennessee at Martin allows students to apply for admissions online. Students will also need an official transcript for the Office of Admissions. The UT Martin code for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is 003531.
The Mid-Continent board meeting is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday and a prayer walk is scheduled for immediately before at 10.