Mountwest to host transfer fair for Everest Institute students


Huntington, W.Va. - Mountwest Community & Technical College will host a transfer fair Thursday, July 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Cross Lanes Branch of the Kanawha County Library, 5449 Big Tyler Road, for students displaced by the recent announcement to close Everest Institute’s Cross Lanes campus.

Students who attend the July 17 event will learn about transferring credits and financial aid options available to them through Mountwest. A team of admissions, financial aid and other student services staff will be on hand to answer students’ questions and concerns about the transfer process and the programs Mountwest offers. Students are asked to bring a copy of their transcripts to the event.

Mountwest will waive the transcript evaluation fee for any student transferring credit from Everest Institute to Mountwest during the 2014-2015 academic year.

“We are saddened by the closure of the Everest campus and what that means for Everest students,” said Mountwest President Keith J. Cotroneo. “We are committed to assisting these students who are concerned about their futures and helping them through this time of transition in any way we can.”

Students interested in continuing their education at Mountwest may also contact the Office of Admissions at (304) 710-3060 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)to apply or set up individual counseling. Students may also apply in person by visiting our campus at One Mountwest Way, Huntington, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mountwest Community & Technical College is a public institution with approximately 2,500 students. Mountwest offers more than 60 associate degree options and 15 one-year certificates. Mountwest is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information about Mountwest, visit

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