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Universities set sessions for displaced students

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia higher education officials say several universities are hosting events to assist students displaced by Mountain State University's loss of accreditation.

West Virginia University Institute of Technology is having a transfer open house Wednesday, and Concord University is conducting information sessions for Mountain State students Wednesday through Friday.

An informational fair is set at Bluefield State College on Thursday. Fairmont State is hosting a Mountain State University Transfer Day next Tuesday. West Virginia State University will have information sessions on Aug. 1.

The Higher Learning Commission revoked Mountain State's accreditation, effective Aug. 27, because of leadership, organizational and integrity issues. The private university in Beckley is appealing the decision but is encouraging students who still need substantial course work to obtain a degree to consider transferring.

 


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