The following steps are recommended to students:
Request a discharge
of your federal student loans and start your college journey anew.
Transfer your FAFSA application by adding the
MiraCosta College school code (001239). To do so, log back into the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Further instructions and next
steps will be provided by MiraCosta College via email within one to two weeks.
As part of the California Community College system MiraCosta College
has an open admissions policy. Applying for admission is free and easy, simply
fill out the Online
MiraCosta College’s stated policy on the acceptance of
credits from other institutions currently specifies that only credits from
other Regionally Accredited institutions will be accepted. ITT Technical
Institute does not have a Regional Accreditation status so we normally would be
very limited in our ability to use your prior coursework from ITT. We have recently received clarification from
our regional accrediting body the Accrediting Commission for Community and
Junior Colleges (ACCJC). In part the Commission states:
Institutions need to have clear institutional
policies on how academic credit is awarded and on how students can transfer
academic credit. Institutions need to be flexible and open in considering
alternative approaches to transfer of credit to benefit students.
Accredited institutions have the responsibility
to provide for effective transfer of credit that minimizes student difficulties
in moving between institutions while assuring the high quality of their
education. Each institution is responsible for determining its own policies and
practices with regard to the transfer and award of credit, including transfer of
credits from non-accredited institutions.
Receiving institutions must ensure that
decisions are based on a fair assessment of the sending institution’s education
quality and may include regional, specialized and nation accreditation status
of an institution, along with other factors.
Based on this guidance we are able to provide the following
options for form ITT Tech students:
The best option for earning credit for what you have learned
would be to take advantage of our Credit by Exam procedure. The following
courses have been approved as options for earning Credit by Exam:
Business and Medical Office
Computer Studies and
Look through our options for Certificates
(short-term certificates usually require 1 – 2 years of study) and Associate
Degrees (takes 2 years or more). In some instances Academic Departments can
waive certain requirements based on prior learning as long as the learning
outcomes for the classes are similar. These requests would be made on a
case-by-case basis in consultation with the Department and Counseling.
The Counseling Center offers individualized academic,
career, and personal counseling to assist both prospective and current students
in developing their educational programs, coordinating their career and
academic goals, and understanding graduation, major, certificate, and transfer
requirements. Students can use online resources for general questions and visit
or call the office for appointments and drop-in times.
The Counseling Center provides 15 minute drop-in counseling
services in addition to 45 minute academic appointments. Drop-in counseling
does not require an appointment and the available times vary each week. We post
the current drop-in counseling schedule on our social media pages, listed
below. The schedule may also be accessed through our Counseling Center phone
tree at 760-795-6670.
For academic counseling appointments, please call
760-795-6670. Our front office staff is able to help you schedule in-person,
phone, or Skype appointments. Please note, you must have your MiraCosta SURF ID
to schedule an appointment. Please be advised, all official transcripts from
Regionally Accredited colleges should be electronically submitted and may
require evaluation prior to scheduling a comprehensive education plan