Information on Stratford University Closure in Baltimore, Maryland
MHEC is currently working with Stratford University to gather information regarding the closure.
Information regarding transcripts, refunds, and teach-out opportunities
will be posted on this website as
soon as that information becomes available.
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Recently Closed Private Career Schools
|Institution||Date of Closure|
|Aaron's Academy of Beauty||May 23, 2017|
|American Red Cross Chesapeake Region||December 2, 2019|
|Aspen Beauty Academy||January 6, 2017|
|Central Maryland School of Massage||September 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 Institute||August 16, 2018|
|Faith Theological Seminary||May 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 Cosmetology||September 10, 2019|
|L'Academie de Cuisine (Gaithersburg)||December 15, 2017|
|Lawyer's Advantage Career School (Ellicott City)||October 15, 2020|
|Maryland Bartending Academy||July 16, 2020|
|Maryland Center for Adult Training, Inc.||May 8, 2019|
|Maryland Criminal Justice Institute||November 30, 2021|
|Panacea Institute (The)||January 5, 2021|
|Premier Healthcare Institute||December 14, 2018|
|Professional Development Institute (The)||May 1, 2019|
|Real Estate Education Center of MD||June 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.
MHEC has launched a new One-Stop Portal exclusively for the use of submitting student transcript requests for closed, postsecondary institutions. We 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.
NOTE TO THIRD-PARTIES:
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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