Brightwood to Carrington College

Carrington College is sad to hear about the closure of Brightwood College. If you are a former student, we know that this is a tough time for you. We want to help.

You are now faced with an important choice to make about your college education. One path is to continue your training at an ACCJC/WASC accredited institution such as Carrington College for your Certificate or Associate’s Degree.

Transferring to Carrington College

If you are interested in transferring to a Carrington College campus or online program, we can evaluate your transcripts and discuss options with you based on what credits will transfer to our programs. The first step is to contact an admissions advisor at 1-877-206-2106 to get started.

Potential limits on the discharge of federal loans from Brightwood College:

If Carrington College accepts one or more of your credits and you complete the same or similar program at Carrington College, 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:

How will I pay to continue my education at Carrington College

We understand that every student’s situation is different. A Student Finance Advisor will set up a one-on-one meeting in order to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

In addition, your Carrington Student Finance Advisor 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.

*Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

 What programs does Carrington College offer?

Give us a call to continue your education



Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 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


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Acceptance into a Carrington program is subject to satisfaction of admissions requirements.

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