ASA College (Potential Closure - No Current Educational Activity)
ASA College’s accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has announced that the institution closed on February 24, 2023 and that its accreditation ceased on March 1, 2023. The United States Department of Education also considers ASA College closed as of February 24, 2023. Although the institution has not confirmed to NYSED that it intends to close, there has been no educational activity at the institution since February 24, 2023. Because of its accreditation status and additional concerns, ASA College is under review for its capacity to continue to have degree-conferring authority in New York State.
Former ASA College students are urged to pursue completion of their education at another institution. Below you will find information we believe will be helpful to former ASA College students. We will continue to update this webpage as more information becomes available. If you have questions or concerns about ASA College, please contact us at ASAquestions@nysed.gov.
NYSED has been informed that ASA College is having difficulty fulfilling transcript requests. At this time, NYSED is fulfilling transcript requests on behalf of ASA College students. The following form can be used to order an ASA College transcript: ASA College Transcript Request Form.
Completed transcript request forms will only be accepted if submitted in .PDF or .JPG formats. Forms submitted in any other format will be returned.
Please note that, per New York State law, ASA College cannot withhold transcripts due to an unpaid balance or other debt owed the institution.
ASA College has entered into teach-out agreements with several institutions to provide pathways to graduation for former ASA students. Additionally, a number of other institutions are interested in accepting former ASA students as transfer students. Please see our ASA College Transfer Opportunities page for a list of colleges and programs: ASA College Transfer Opportunities.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has issued a statement regarding the announced closure of ASA College. You can review the statement on the website at https://www.msche.org/2023/02/15/msche-statement-on-the-announced-closure-of-asa-college/.
MSCHE also has a Frequently Asked Questions page regarding ASA College: https://www.msche.org/institutions/asa-college-frequently-asked-questions-faq/
Additional information about actions MSCHE has taken regarding ASA College can be found here: https://www.msche.org/institution/0837/
- TAP and other New York financial aid programs are administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) contact HESC at www.hesc.ny.gov/contact-hesc.html
- U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Website: Has Your School Closed? Here’s What to Do, go to https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/closed-school
- Questions about U.S. Federal financial aid programs should be directed to the Federal Student Aid office:
- Federal Student Aid website: https://studentaid.gov/help-center/contact
- Telephone: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
- An international student or any member of the public with a complaint, concern, or question can contact the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Response Center as follows:
- Telephone: 703-603-3400 or 1-800-892-4829 for general and case-specific questions
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or for SEVIS technical questions, email SEVISHelpDesk@ice.dhs.gov
- SEVIS offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.* ET, except holidays.
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