Trine offers easy transfer, quick start for former Harrison College students

In the wake of Harrison College’s announcement Friday that it is ceasing operations, Trine University will provide easy transfer options for Harrison students, as well as the opportunity to start Trine classes as early as Oct. 22.

“Trine University will do everything possible to smoothly transfer earned credits for students who were attending Harrison College,” said Ryan Dombkowski, Ph.D., dean of the university’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies. “We are a not-for-profit university where the needs of our students always come first, and we will treat our new students from Harrison the very same way.”

Trine will transfer up to 89 semester credits from Harrison College or any accredited college or university, with no expiration date on transfer credits and credit offered for lifelong learning. Students who were in associate’s degree programs at Harrison will have the opportunity to complete one of Trine’s associate’s degree programs, with the option of continuing on to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Trine University also will work with Harrison College students who were in technical programs such as veterinary technology or respiratory care to help them earn a customized applied management degree.

After students submit their free application to Trine, they are assigned a personal admission counselor to guide them through the process of continuing their education. The university also will request transcripts from other institutions at no cost to incoming students.

With eight education centers located throughout Indiana and southern Michigan — including locations in Angola, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Indianapolis — Trine offers students the opportunity to complete their degree in the method most convenient to them, offering eight-week accelerated courses in seated, online and hybrid formats.

Classes for the next term in Trine’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies begin Oct. 22, allowing Harrison College students to continue their education without losing time.

 “We will make everything as seamless as possible so you can get on with your degree,” said Dombkowski.

Financial aid programs are available to qualifying students.

A fully accredited, financially stable institution, Trine University has provided a quality, private college education to a growing number of students for more than 130 years.

For more information, visit or call 260.241.1822.