Maryland Postsecondary Institution Closures and Closed Institution Transcript Requests


​​​Recently Closed Private Career Schools

​​InstitutionDate of Closure
Aaron's Academy of BeautyMay 23, 2017
American Red Cross Chesapeake RegionDecember 2, 2019
Aspen Beauty AcademyJanuary 6, 2017
Central Maryland School of MassageSeptember 13, 2019
Central Michigan University (Joint Base Andrews) *campus closure only*August 31, 2022
Columbia College - Columbia Institute *students transferred to Vienna, VA*February 20, 2021
Computer InstituteAugust 16, 2018
Faith Theological SeminaryMay 30, 2020
Florida Technology Institute (Aberdeen Proving Ground & University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (regional higher education center) *campus closure only*May 31, 2022
Fortis Institute (Baltimore County)April 9, 2018
Frederick School of CosmetologySeptember 10, 2019
L'Academie de Cuisine (Gaithersburg)December 15, 2017
Lawyer's Advantage Career School (Ellicott City)October 15, 2020
Maryland Bartending School​
July 16, 2020
Maryland Center for Adult Training, Inc.May 8, 2019
Maryland Criminal Justice InstituteNovember 30, 2021
Panacea Institute (The)January 5, 2021
Premier Healthcare InstituteDecember 14, 2018
Professional Development Institute (The)May 1, 2019
Real Estate Education Center of MDJune 30, 2021
Robert Paul Acadmy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences (The)March 15, 2021​
TESST College of Technology [last known as Brightwood College] (Towson, Beltsville, Baltimore)May 7, 2018
Von Lee International School of Aesthestics (Pikesville)December 4, 2020

List of Closed Maryland Postsecondary Institutions

Please consult the attachment below for a list of closed Maryland postsecondary schools for which the Maryland Higher Education Commission maintains at least some student records.

Transcript Requests

MHEC has launched a new One-Stop Portal exclusively for the use of submitting student transcript requests for closed, postsecondary institutions.  ​

MHEC will no longer receive paper Transcript Request Forms.  


We do NOT maintain high school transcripts.  If you are seeking a public high school transcript or record of a GED®, please contact the School District and/or entity that awarded the diploma or GED®.  If you are seeking a private high school transcript or record, please contact the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).


We cannot provide transcripts from a college or university you attended located outside the State of Maryland.


If the college or university you attended has not permanently closed, please contact the institution for your records.


We are not permitted to email or fax transcripts.  They will only be sent via U.S. Postal Mail.​ We cannot provide information on mail delivery times.  The U.S. Postal Mail service is responsible for how long it takes for mail to arrive at the designated destination.


Due to the volume of requests that we receive, we respectfully ask that you not call or email regarding a status update.  All status updates will be provided within the One-Stop Portal.​


Authorization for Third-Party Access to Student Records

Please identify that you are requesting a transcript on behalf of the student by using the initial dropdown bar.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits our agency from releasing confidential, non-directory information about a student without the student's consent.  In order to obtain a copy of a student's record, an uploaded authorization release is required without exception.


Please click on the link below to create an account and submit a transcript request:

Maryland Postsecondary Closed Institution Transcript Request Website

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