Dorsey College FAQs

Prospective Students

  1. Why did Dorsey Schools become Dorsey College? What does this mean? Dorsey Schools has been committed to providing quality career training here in Michigan since 1934. As Dorsey College, we will be able to provide our students with new opportunities for career training and education. Based on feedback from employers we work with and others within our communities, there is a great need for skilled professionals in various fields here in Michigan. Many of these fields require an Associate Degree, which, Dorsey Schools has not offered. As Dorsey College, we will now be in a position to meet these needs for both prospective students looking to start on the path towards their exciting new career as well as local employers seeking talented, well-trained individuals. This is a natural next step for us, given our vast history here in Michigan, to better serve our students, local employers, and the communities in which we all live and work, in the years to come.
  2. Will you continue to offer the same training programs? Yes! Dorsey College campus locations will continue to offer the same training programs that were previous offered at Dorsey Schools’ locations. Programs vary by campus.
  3. Will there be any changes to your training programs? We know our students live busy lives outside of school. Over the past few years, we have heard feedback from our students regarding a desire for even more flexibility in completing their training program. As a result, several of our programs at Dorsey College will now be delivered in a hybrid format. This means that some classes will be delivered online via distance education whereas others will be held on-ground at a Dorsey College campus location.
  4. Will Dorsey College continue to offer diploma and certificate programs? Yes! We realize that many students who come to us wish to train for their new career in a relatively short amount of time so they can begin pursuing their new career as quickly as possible. As a result, Dorsey College will continue to offer a variety of diploma and certificate programs, many of which can be completed in a year or less. Programs vary by campus.
  5. Will Dorsey College offer any new programs? Yes! We are excited to share that by becoming Dorsey College, we will be able to expand our program offerings to students. Be sure to visit our website often to stay up-to-date on new information as it becomes available.
  6. Will this affect my tuition? At this point in time, no changes are planned for current tuition and fees, however, these are always subject to change.
  7. Will this affect my financial aid? No, students who receive financial aid will not see any impact to their aid. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
  8. Will this affect any of your campus locations? Generally speaking, no. Our campuses will continue to offer facilities where students can train for their newly chosen career. As time goes on, you may notice some changes to the look and feel of our campuses.
  9. Will the enrollment process change? Generally speaking, no, the admissions process at Dorsey College will not change, however, some programs may have program-specific Admissions Requirements. You can learn more about our Admissions Requirements by clicking here.
  10. How can I learn more about attending Dorsey College? To learn more about Dorsey College, feel free to request information on our website (www.dorsey.edu) and a member of our team will contact you, or if you prefer, you may call us directly at (888) 422-1188.
  11. Is Dorsey College accredited? Yes. Dorsey College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. This applies to the Madison Heights campus (which serves as the main campus) and the Dearborn, Roseville, Saginaw, Woodhaven, and Wayne campuses (which are branch campus locations of Madison Heights).

Current Students

  1. Why did Dorsey Schools become Dorsey College? What does this mean? Dorsey Schools has been committed to providing quality career training here in Michigan since 1934. As Dorsey College, we will be able to provide our students with new opportunities for career training and education. Based on feedback from employers we work with and others within our communities, there is a great need for skilled professionals in various fields here in Michigan. Many of these fields require an Associate Degree, which, Dorsey Schools has not offered. As Dorsey College, we will now be in a position to meet these needs for both prospective students looking to start on the path towards their exciting new career as well as local employers seeking talented, well-trained individuals. This is a natural next step for us, given our vast history here in Michigan, to better serve our students, local employers, and the communities in which we all live and work, in the years to come.
  2. Will anything change with my training program? Current students will continue on with their training program, as usual.  We know our students live busy lives outside of school. Over the past few years, we have heard feedback from our students regarding a desire for even more flexibility in completing their training program. As a result, several of our programs at Dorsey College will now be delivered in a hybrid format. This means that some classes will be delivered online via distance education whereas others will be held on-ground at a Dorsey College campus location.
  3. Is anything changing with the campus I attend? Generally speaking, no. Our campuses will continue to offer facilities where students can train for their newly chosen career. As time goes on, you may notice some changes to the look and feel of our campuses.
  4. Will anything change with my financial aid? No, students who receive financial aid will not see any impact to their aid. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
  5. When did you officially become Dorsey College? Dorsey Schools was granted approval by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity in January 2021 to become Dorsey College. In February 2021, Dorsey Schools was granted approval from its accreditor, the Council on Occupational Education, to become Dorsey College. In March 2021, Dorsey College received initial approval to offer its first associate degree program, an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.
  6. Will my school email address or Canvas login change? No. Your school email address and your technology information / account credentials will not change.
  7. Will Dorsey College merchandise be available for purchase? Yes. Our team is in the process of working on this. Stay tuned for more details that will be forthcoming from the Managing Director at your local campus.
  8. Will I get a new uniform and Student ID that says “Dorsey College”? Current students will not receive a new uniform, and should continue to wear their Dorsey Schools uniform and use their Dorsey Schools ID.
  9. Can I still wear my Dorsey Schools uniform? Yes, current students can continue to wear their Dorsey Schools uniform.
  10. What will my diploma or transcript say when I graduate? Moving forward, diplomas will be issued from “Dorsey College” and will include your program of study.
  11. If I have additional questions, who should I contact? If you have additional questions, please contact the Managing Director at your local campus. They will be able to assist you with your questions.
  12. Will Dorsey College credits transfer to other institutions? Programs at Dorsey College are designed to prepare graduates for the best possible career opportunities in each student’s field of choice, without determination of transferability of credit earned. Transfer, recognition, or acceptance of academic credits or hours between institutions is always at the discretion of the receiving institution. Therefore, Dorsey College does not promise or guarantee the transfer, recognition, or acceptance of any academic credits or hours earned at Dorsey College to other educational institutions. It is the responsibility of the student/graduate to contact any other postsecondary institution where the student may be considering enrolling upon graduation from Dorsey College.
  13. I attend Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor or Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy – what does this mean for me? Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI (previously known as Taylortown School of Beauty) does not carry or operate under the name of Dorsey College. Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy locations are part of the Dorsey family of institutions, however, they are not Dorsey College campus locations.

Graduates

  1. Why did Dorsey Schools become Dorsey College? What does this mean? Dorsey Schools has been committed to providing quality career training here in Michigan since 1934. As Dorsey College, we will be able to provide our students with new opportunities for career training and education. Based on feedback from employers we work with and others within our communities, there is a great need for skilled professionals in various fields here in Michigan. Many of these fields require an Associate Degree, which, Dorsey Schools has not offered. As Dorsey College, we will now be in a position to meet these needs for both prospective students looking to start on the path towards their exciting new career as well as local employers seeking talented, well-trained individuals. This is a natural next step for us, given our vast history here in Michigan, to better serve our students, local employers, and the communities in which we all live and work, in the years to come.
  2. Can I get a new diploma that says “Dorsey College”? Moving forward, requests for transcripts and diplomas that are processed will list Dorsey College as the name of the institution.  If you’d like to request a new diploma from Dorsey College, you may do so by requesting it here. Please note – there is a $10 fee per diploma to process this request.
  3. Should I change my resume or LinkedIn profile to now say Dorsey College (instead of Dorsey Schools)? Updating your resume and LinkedIn profile is your choice, however, we encourage our graduates to have the most up-to-date information reflected in these places. You may wish to update your resume to reflect that you graduated from Dorsey College (formerly known as Dorsey Schools). If you are ‘connected’ to an official Dorsey Schools page on LinkedIn, those pages should be updated to Dorsey College in a relatively short amount of time.
  4. Will anything change with my academic record in case an employer runs a background check to verify my education? Requests for education verification are handled at our Dorsey Campus Support Center. The change from Dorsey Schools to Dorsey College will not cause any issues in verifying your education.
  5. Does the name change make my diploma or certificate from Dorsey Schools any different to a potential employer? Dorsey Schools has a vast history here in Michigan, preparing graduates for rewarding new careers since 1934. In addition, Dorsey Schools has the distinction of being the longest standing career training school in Michigan. As such, you should feel very proud that you have graduated from an institution with such a strong reputation. Now that Dorsey Schools is Dorsey College, we believe this further accentuates a student’s decision to pursue their education at our institution.
  6. If I have additional questions, who should I contact? If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Managing Director at the campus you attended.
  7. Will Dorsey College credits transfer to other institutions? Programs at Dorsey College are designed to prepare graduates for the best possible career opportunities in each student’s field of choice, without determination of transferability of credit earned. Transfer, recognition, or acceptance of academic credits or hours between institutions is always at the discretion of the receiving institution. Therefore, Dorsey College does not promise or guarantee the transfer, recognition, or acceptance of any academic credits or hours earned at Dorsey College to other educational institutions. It is the responsibility of the student/graduate to contact any other postsecondary institution where the student may be considering enrolling upon graduation from Dorsey College.