The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will offer “visiting student” status this fall semester to students attending colleges and universities in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Such status means that students will have the option of attending classes at NJIT and then transfer credits to their home institutions.
“We understand that it may be some time before the universities are back in full swing,” said Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president of NJIT and former vice president for research at Mississippi State University. “A significant percentage of the affected student population is from the New York/New Jersey region. We’d like to help. I lived and worked in Mississippi for many years and my heart goes out to the people who are suffering as a result of the devastation this storm has delivered. The admissions office at NJIT is opening enrollment to students affected by the storm on a space-available basis."
Students wishing to enroll should contact NJIT Director of Admissions Kathryn Kelly, 973-596-3301, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information: http://www.njit.edu/admissions/pdf/katrinaresponse.pdf.
Earlier is better since the NJIT semester starts September 1, but NJIT will continue to accept student registrations through September 15, 2005. Interested students should come to the NJIT campus in Newark, and register with the only documentation necessary being proof of enrollment at hurricane-affected colleges and universities (e.g., a student ID card).