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San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) is saddened by the closure of your Brightwood College campus, and understands that this is a difficult time for you. We care about you and your future.
Now you have an important choice to make about your college career. One option is to continue your education at a ACCJC/WASC accredited institution such as SJVC for your Certificate or Associate’s Degree.
SJVC will evaluate your transcripts and discuss options with you based on what credits will transfer to our programs. The first step is to fill out the form below, and an Admissions Representative will reach out shortly to speak to you about your options.
If SJVC accepts one or more of your credits and you complete the same or similar program at SJVC, you may not qualify for the discharge of your federal loans.
To learn more about whether you qualify for a closed school discharge of your federal loans, please see the following helpful links:
Every student’s situation is different. A financial aid officer will set up a one-on-one meeting in order to provide you with the information needed to make an informed decision regarding your financial obligations.
A financial aid officer will evaluate your tuition paid and financial aid used at your prior institution to determine if you will incur additional charges or need additional federal student funding.
Note: Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
*Credential levels offered vary by campus and program. **More SJVC program and campus options are available; the table only shows campuses that are in comparable locations to specific closing Brightwood College campuses.
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SJVC has 15 campuses throughout California in addition to an Online Division. Learn more about our campus locations, programs offered at each campus and our Online Division:
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.
SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8) and Title 5, Division 7.5 – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations.
Any questions that a student may have regarding the college catalog and/or catalog supplement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:
Mailing Address P.O. Box 980818 West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Physical Address 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95833
Telephone Numbers Toll free (888) 370-7589 (916) 431-6959
Fax Number (916) 263-1897
Acceptance into an SJVC program is subject to satisfaction of admissions requirements.
View SJVC’s Consumer Information for important information on program outcomes.
This webpage is not meant to provide a legal opinion, offer advice or substitute for the advice of a licensed attorney.