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Nazareth becomes teach-out partner for soon-defunct Medaille University

Nazareth becomes teach-out partner for soon-defunct Medaille University

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Nazareth University has been named a teach-out partner for Medaille University, the Buffalo-based institution that will cease operations in August.

Under the teach-out agreement, students at Medaille will be able to complete their fields of study at Nazareth with no transfer, admission or application fees and at a cost equal to, or less, than they currently pay at Medaille.

The teach-out program impacts current Medaille undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standings, as well as first-year students who planned to enroll in the fall.

All academic credits earned at Medaille will be accepted, as will grades for those classes. Also, general education requirements met at Medaille will be accepted as completed at Nazareth.

Medaille recently announced it would close because of declining enrollment and outstanding liabilities. A proposed integration with Trocaire College did not materialize.

“Learning that an institution of higher education is closing is always upsetting, and our hearts go out to everyone at Medaille, especially the students enrolled there or planning to attend there next year,” Nazareth President Beth Paul said in a news release.

“When we learned that these students will need to find themselves new university homes, we knew that Nazareth — which has many similar academic programs and a location less than 75 miles from Medaille — could be a viable option. In addition, our mission of fostering integrated learning through action and reflection, educating whole persons guided by empathy, committed to equity, and prepared to lead innovation for our time is likely to resonate with many Medaille students. Given all of these factors, we immediately connected with Medaille University to help.”

Visit the Nazareth website for more information on the admissions process.

Said interim Medaille President Lori Quigley: “A teach-out partner institution provides as seamless a transfer process for students as possible. Medaille University is incredibly appreciative of the partnership it has formed with Nazareth to assist our students in this challenging situation.”

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