Morrison University Closing Its Doors by Friday

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RENO, NV - Officials say Morrison University may close its doors Thursday, August 28, 2014, leaving hundreds of students suddenly without a school.

Morrison's current owner, Anthem Education, is in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and is trying to sell a number of its schools, including Morrison.

The sale has not been approved by the Department of Education, and a statement sent to us by an Anthem spokesman says if that approval doesn't take place by Friday morning, the schools will be out of business and their doors locked.

The school's estimated 400 students were just learning about the potential closure Wednesday. They were told that they can continue their education through a Minnesota-based online university.

Their local options may be limited.

UNR says their credits are not eligible for transfer and most would likely be starting all over again.

TMCC will work with each student to transfer credits, but with the Fall Term starting, they'd need to apply immediately. Applying would require transcripts from Morrison, yet students tell us that when they've requested transcripts, they're being told to fill out a form.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.