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Understanding a Teach-Out


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Understanding a Teach-Out FAQs

  • What is a teach-out? Teach-out agreements are a mechanism required by federal regulations and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOS) to ensure the uninterrupted accredited education of students at schools which will no longer be accredited.
  • How do teach-outs work? The partner in the teach-out agreement would agree to have VI students become its students and graduate by completing requirements originally set by VI. The typical arrangement is that VI students would move to the teach-out school’s location.
  • What do I do if I’m supposed to graduate in December? Can I take summer school classes? The Provost’s office is examining each student’s record individually. Students anticipating a December graduation will be contacted by the Provost’s office to discuss options.
  • What about my scholarships? Each teach-out school makes it’s own decisions about scholarships. However, some schools have already indicated that they will work with VI students to ensure that they complete their education “on time and on budget.” See links to teach-out locations below.
  • Do I have to participate in a teach-out? No, you do not have to participate. You may feel free to approach a college of your choice and work individually with them. There is a list of colleges who have expressed a willingness to work with VI students on this page. Additional instructions for students who choose not to participate in a teach-out will be coming soon.
  • Will all of VI’s majors be at each teach-out location? No. Some locations will only accept certain majors. Once majors for a particular location are known, those locations with their respective majors will be posted on this page.
  • What is the difference between a teach-out and transferring? Agreements made with teach-out schools waive transfer requirements such as taking additional courses not required by VI, completing a certain number of credit hours at the new location, etc. Transferring means that a student will have to adhere to the graduation requirements set forth by that school.
  • How can I find out more information? Teach-out day: representatives from teach out schools will be on campus to give students more information about programs and financial aid. This day will be Thursday, April 24th from 10:00am-5pm in the student center.
  • What if you do not want to go to one of the “teach out” schools? Many schools have offered to work with Virginia Intermont without being an official teach-out school. If you are interested in another school, it is likely they will work with you.
    Contact any of the following people to get help in contacting the school you are interested in:Chuck Pearson – 3rd floor Science Hall – 466-7150 –
    Anne Shumaker – 305 Humanities – 466-7160 –
    Rick Carroll – Admissions Office – 466-7851 –
  • Questions About Transcripts? click here

Do you have questions not listed above? Please send questions to Ronda Gentry ( Remember to check back often as new information will be posted frequently.


Teach-Out Locations:
Teach-out schools listed pending approval from SACSCOC
Bluefield College

Emory & Henry

King University

Ferrum College

Webber International University/ St. Andrews University (A branch of Webber International University)

Colleges who have expressed an interest in working with VI students:

Bryan College
Jody Cheon

Assistant Director of Admissions
P.O. Box 7000
Dayton, TN 37321
Fax: 423-775-7199

Cazenovia College
Cazenovia, New York
Kristen Bowers
Associate Director of Transfer Admissions
(315) 655-7180

Cententary College
Dr. Deirdre Letson
VP School of Professional Studies & Enrollment Management
(908) 852-1400

Chowan University
Craig Janney, Dean of Admissions

Brian Henley, Director of Admissions
East Tennessee State University
(423) 439-4213

ETSU will be hosting a reception for transfer students in Bristol on May 6, 5:30-7:00 p.m., at HP King Room of the Foundation Event Facility at 620 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620. VI students interested in transferring to ETSU are invited to attend.

George Mason University
Kelly Beth Clawson
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
Pathway to Baccalaureate Liaison
George Mason University

Hollins University
Stefanie D. Niles, Ed.D., Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
Hollins University
(800) 456-9595

Lees-McRae College
Candace Silver
Director of Admissions
Lees-McRae College
PO Box 128
Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898-2417

Lynchburg College
Ms. Sharon Walters-Bower, Director of Admissions
Lynchburg College
(434) 544-8439

Milligan College
Jason Makowsky
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Milligan College
(423) 462-8700

Montreat College
(828) 669-8012 ext 3734

Regent University
Jamie C. Stewart, M.A.
Transfer Counselor – Undergraduate Admissions
Advisor – Alpha Phi Omega
Regent University
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA  23464
757-352-4881 direct
888-718-1222 x4881 toll free

Reinhardt University
Julie Fleming, Director – Department of Admissions
Reinhardt University
(770) 720-5526

Shorter University
Emily W. Messer
Vice President for Enrollment Management
(706) 233-7319

Tennessee Temple University
Pam Frejosky
Vice President Enrollment Management, Operations
Tennessee Temple University
(800) 553-4050 x 4367

Tennessee Wesleyan College
Dr. Jerry Jackson, VP for Enrollment and Communications
Tennessee Wesleyan College
(800) PICK-TWC

Tusculum College

Union College
Summer R. Jackson
Director for Undergraduate Enrollment
Union College
(606) 546-1709

Jaime Rose, Associate Director of Admissions and Transfers
(888) 282-9324

Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA
Linda Brittain, Dean of Financial Aid/Senior Enrollment Associate
800-421-8402 | 717-262-2002