Northern State latest school to take on Presentation College students amid closure
Aberdeen-based Catholic university announced plans to shutter earlier this year
A teach-out agreement between Northern State University and Presentation College was formally approved Thursday when the South Dakota Board of Regents met in Aberdeen.
Presentation College, a private Catholic college on the north side of Aberdeen, announced Jan. 17 that it plans to close at the end of the summer session.
The agreement with Northern State has been in place and active for more than a month.
Teach-out agreements are required when a college or university closes. The Higher Learning Commission requires at least two such agreements that guarantee student admission to a new school, comparable out-of-pocket tuition costs, transfer of credits and that students will complete their degree on the same timeline as they would have while attending the closing school.
Simply put, they are to streamline the process of students finding a new postsecondary institution and to save students money.
A traditional transfer is more cumbersome and expensive.
Presentation now has teach-out agreements with 33 colleges and universities nationwide, including Northern, the University of Sioux Falls, Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell and Mount Marty University in Yankton.
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