As of this date, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education is still processing the application and has not yet given its approval. As a result, the WAU campus will be unable to open in the fall in South Lancaster, but the Atlantic Union College students will be able to attend Washington Adventist University at the Takoma Park campus.
Washington Adventist University will begin educational activities in South Lancaster when the permission to operate in Massachusetts is granted by their Department of Higher Education.
“We’re working through the process and are optimistic that we’ll be able to operate soon after permission is granted by the commonwealth. Moving this process forward keeps our commitment to serve the educational needs of students in 15 states in the MidAtlantic and Northeast United States and the islands of Bermuda,” said Weymouth Spence, EdD, president of WAU.
Norman Wendth, PhD, president of AUC, said, “Fortunately WAU has already been working with our students to provide a smooth transition to the Takoma Park campus.”
AUC students who have already applied will receive information about the registration dates, financial aid, residence halls and transferring credits shortly.
Watch for details and updates soon on the WAU website at www.wau.edu/ WelcomeAUCstudents.
Dr. James Bingham, Chair
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