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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding
Closure of Taylor Business Institute

1.   How can I get a copy of my transcript from Taylor Business Institute?

Transcripts for students who attended Taylor Business Institute during the summer quarter prior to the closure are available through the State Education Department. Please contact the Office of College and University Evaluation by email at taylorinfo@mail.nysed.gov to request a copy of your transcript.

A copy that we send to you directly will be considered an official copy only if the seal on the envelope remains unbroken. If you would like an official copy of your transcript to be sent to a third party such as a college or employer, please provide the name and address of the third party.  If you have any other questions or concerns about your transcripts, please call the office at (518) 474-3896.

Transcripts for all other former students of Taylor Business Institute should be available through the State Education Department after January 1, 2007. Information regarding the availability of transcripts will be posted on this Web page.  When the transcripts become available, you will need to submit a written request to the following address:

                    New York State Education Department
                    Office of College and University Evaluation
                    89 Washington Avenue – 5 N Mezzanine
                    Albany, NY 12234
 

2.     I am a former student from Taylor; I have already graduated, but I want to continue my education. How can I get official copies of my transcript so I can apply to a new college?

As a general rule, transcripts from Taylor Business Institute should be available through the State Education Department after January 1, 2007. Information regarding the availability of transcripts will be posted on this Web page.  When the transcripts become available, you will need to submit a written request to the following address:

New York State Education Department
Office of College and University Evaluation
89 Washington Avenue – 5 N Mezzanine
Albany, NY 12234  
 

In the interim, if you have other questions or concerns about your transcripts, please contact the Office of College and University Evaluation at (518) 474-3896, or by email at taylorinfo@mail.nysed.gov. 

3.     I have completed 24 credits towards my GED at Taylor, or am in the process of earning the 24 credits. How can I get my GED diploma?

The State Education Department’s Office of College and University Evaluation is working with the Department’s High School Equivalency Office to review the transcripts of students who may have completed enough college credits to earn their High School Equivalency Diplomas. In order to request a review of your transcript for this purpose, please contact the Office of College and University Evaluation at (518) 474-3896, or by email at taylorinfo@mail.nysed.gov. Please note that the $10.00 fee for transcript review has been waived for former students of Taylor Business Institute until further notice. 

The following table cites the Taylor Business Institute courses that meet the distribution requirements for a high school equivalency diploma based on successful completion (with a D- and above) of 24 college credits in accordance with the minimum subject area distribution requirements. Note that each Taylor Business Institute course is counted as one three credit course because Taylor Business Institute uses “Quarter Credits” which are two-thirds (2/3) of a conventional course credit.  

Taylor Business Institute Courses Applicable to 24-Credit High School Equivalency Diploma

English Language Arts: 6 credits 

Oral Communication (L103Q)       

Business English (L104Q)

Mathematics:  3 credits 

College Math (M100Q)                 

Business Math (B100Q)
 

Natural Science:  3 credits 

Earth Science (ES101Q)

Social Science:  3 credits 

Economics (B107Q)                     

Sociology (L110Q)                         

Psychology (L111Q)      
             

Humanities:  3 credits            

Introduction to Literature (L101Q)

 

Electives:  6 credits 

Any course in Taylor’s Catalog not used to fulfill a subject area requirement (no double counting)

 

If you have not completed enough courses toward the high school equivalency diploma through college credits, you may wish to take the GED test. Information about GED testing sites in the New York City area is available at www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/docs/NYCTestDates.html

Alternately, if you are transferring to another college and need more credits to qualify for the High School Equivalency diploma, you can discuss your desire to earn the remaining credits with the admissions office of the college(s) you are considering for transfer. The specific courses needed to fulfill the distribution requirements may be different from the TBI courses in the table above, depending on which college you may attend. 

Click here for a listing of colleges in the New York City metropolitan area that enable students to enroll without a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.

4.     How much credit am I going to lose if I transfer to another college? How much credit am I going to lose if I transfer and change my major?  

The decision to grant credits in transfer is one the transfer institution will need to make. Generally this will depend on: 

If you decide to change your major, you will probably “lose” more credits than if you transfer into a program that is very similar to the one you were studying in at Taylor.  
 

5.     Will I lose any of my financial aid because of the closure of Taylor Business Institute?  

The State Education Department is working with the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation and the US Department of Education in order to help students avoid losing financial aid eligibility to which they are entitled.  

If you were in attendance at Taylor Business Institute during the summer 2006 term and were a recipient of a TAP award, your TAP eligibility for that term will be restored. This will give you one additional term of eligibility for a TAP award. 

If you have other questions about your state financial aid status, please contact HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation) directly at 1-888-NYS-HESC (1-888-697-4372). 

If you have questions about federal grants or loans, please contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-4-FED-AID or 1-800-433-3243, or refer to their Web site at www.studentaid.ed.gov

6.     I was scheduled to begin study at Taylor Business Institute in the fall quarter. I have reviewed my financial aid status online, and it says that I have been certified for TAP for the fall quarter. Is this still up to date? Can I apply to another college and not lose the financial aid that was promised to me for the fall quarter? 

For any questions regarding state financial aid, please contact HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation) directly at 1-888-NYS-HESC (1-888-697-4372).  

7.     I have questions about my financial records from Taylor Business Institute. To      whom should I address those questions? 

If your questions are about State or federal awards or loans, see Question 5. If you have any other questions about financial aid matters, contact the Office of College and University Evaluation at (518) 474-3896 or by email at taylorinfo@mail.nysed.gov

8.  I graduated from Taylor Business Institute in 2005, but I have not received my diploma yet. Can I still get it?  

It is possible that your transcripts are among those recently reviewed by the Department for degree conferral in October 2006. Please contact the Office of College and University Evaluation at (518) 474-3896, or by email at taylorinfo@mail.nysed.gov to inquire about your status. 

9.  I was going to enroll at Taylor in the fall quarter. What should I do now? 

If you wish to continue your college education, you will need to apply to another college. Below is a partial list of colleges in the New York City area that offer Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree programs in the areas of Accounting, Business Administration, Business Office Technology, and Network Technology. 

Program Area

Select Colleges

Accounting Technologies

Plaza College
Professional Business College
Wood Tobé-Coburn School

Business Administration/Management Technologies

Monroe College
Professional Business College

Business Office Technology/Secretarial Technologies

Monroe College
New York Career Institute
Professional Business College
Wood Tobé- Coburn School

Data Processing/Computer Sciences Technologies

Plaza College

 Although Taylor’s programs led to the A.O.S. degree, which requires no courses in the liberal arts, the programs included the following liberal arts courses: Principles of Psychology, Business Math, Introduction to Earth Science, Introduction to Literature, Oral Communications, Business English, and College Math. As a result, you may be able to transfer into an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program, which requires at least 20 credits in the liberal arts.

 The following additional institutions offer A.A.S. degree programs in the New York City Region in the following program areas. 

Program Area

Select Colleges

Accounting Technologies

Berkeley College
Bramson ORT College
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
CUNY Bronx Community College
CUNY Hostos Community College
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
CUNY Queensborough Community College
Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus
Manhattan College
Mercy College -- Bronx Campus
Monroe College
New York City College of Technology
New York Institute of Technology- Manhattan
Pace University
Plaza College
St. Francis College
Technical Career Institutes
Touro College

Business Administration/Management Technologies

Berkeley College
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus
Manhattan College
Mercy College – Bronx Campus
Monroe College
New York Institute of Technology-Manhattan
Plaza College
St. Francis College
Technical Career Institutes
Touro College

Business Office Technology/Secretarial Technologies

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
CUNY Bronx Community College
CUNY Hostos Community College
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
CUNY Queensborough Community College
Monroe College
New York Institute of Technology-Manhattan
Technical Career Institutes

Data Processing/Computer Sciences Technologies

Bramson Ort College
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
CUNY Hostos Community College
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
CUNY Queensborough Community College
New York City College of Technology
Technical Career Institutes
Touro College

For more information on these programs, go to the following Web site: www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue and click on Inventory of Registered Programs in the second paragraph. You can search by institution (college) on any institutions with programs you are interested in. You will need to do this one institution at a time. When you reach the list of all programs for that institution, scroll down until you find the program with the title you are looking for, (e.g., Networking Technologies) and degree award (e.g., A.O.S.). The address and telephone number of each institution can be found by clicking on the list of New York State colleges near the bottom of the Web address given above.