SAE Institute Introduces Name Changes for Ex'pression College

6 Jul 2016

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SAE Institute Introduces Name Changes for Ex'pression College

6 Jul 2016

Ex'pression College Emeryville and San Jose have changed names! Ex'pression College Emeryville is now SAE Expression College. The San Jose branch of Ex'pression College will now be called SAE Institute San Jose. Here's what else you need to know:

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Emeryville

About the name change:

  1. Why are we changing the name?
    SAE Institute purchased Ex’pression College in 2014 with the idea of one day integrating it into the SAE USA campus system. That time is now and we are proud to incorporate the Emeryville campus into the SAE USA family, while maintaining the Ex'pression College name and history that reflects the foundation that it was built on.
  2. Will the Ex'pression College mission change?
    No, the name change to SAE Expression College will only help to increase the rigorous academic instruction and hands-on learning that provides positive career outcomes in the creative media industry.
  3. How did Ex'pression College make the decision to change it name?
    An extensive evaluation process was undertaken among academic leaders, staff, stakeholders, and expert consultation to arrive at a name that would tie-in Ex'pression College with SAE Institute, but preserve the brand that they have established in the region. SAE Expression College is similar in name to our parent company Navitas' acquisition of the Quantm College brand in Australia, which was re-branded as SAE Quantm College.
  4. What are the goals associated with the name change?
    The goal of the name change is first a celebration of two creative media educational institutions joining together; and second a call for growth by bringing both local and national attention to our expanding campus footprint on the West Coast that will attract experienced educators and new student populations.
  5. When will the name change go into effect?
    Ex'pression College will officially transition to SAE Expression College on Friday, July 1, 2016 with approvals from both ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) and BPPE (Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education – Cailfornia)
  6. How will this name change be implemented?
    This process has been in the works for quite a few months with many moving parts. From signage changes on our campus buildings to website updates and new letterhead, our team of marketers and facility managers have been working diligently to provide a timely transition. However, this transition will take some time to roll out completely and we will continue to provide updates as they become available. This name change is also coinciding with a larger re-branding effort in which we are consulting with marketing and communication experts who will assist us with this complex transition. Finally, our committee of staff and academic leaders who have been meeting regularly will be in contact with students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners in order to ensure a successful transition.
  7. How will the name change affect our Faculty and Staff?
    Our faculty and staff will now have a larger voice both nationally through SAE Institute and globally through Navitas, our parent company based in Australia. Through our network of over 50+ SAE Institute campuses worldwide, our faculty and staff will become part of a growing educational institution that fosters a fun, family oriented work environment.

I am a student:

  1. What does the name change mean to me?
    You will now have the added value of 2 outstanding schools combining together to support your academic path to a degree.
  2. How does it affect my current degree program?
    This name change does not affect your current degree program. We will continue to offer the same programs and degrees.
  3. How will the name appear on my diploma/transcript?
    As of July 1, 2016, the Ex’pression College name will appear as SAE Expression College on your diploma and transcript. It is standard practice in higher education for a name change to be referenced and explained on any official transcript that may be requested.
  4. Will employers recognize our new name?
    Of course! But our team of academic leaders and communications experts will be reaching out to our industry partners and employers to advise them of the name change.

I am an Alum:

  1. What does the name change mean to me?
    You will now have access to SAE Institute’s global alumni network which spans over 20 countries and more than 50 campuses.
  2. How will the name change appear on my transcript?
    As of July 1, 2016, the Ex’pression College name will appear as SAE Expression College on your transcript. It is standard practice in higher education for a name change to be referenced and explained on any official transcript that may be requested.
  3. Will I be able to get a new Diploma?
    Your current diploma from Ex’pression College is valid. We are currently evaluating diploma options for our alumni and will be able to provide further information in the coming months.
  4. Will employers recognize our new name?
    Of course! But our team of academic leaders and communications experts will be reaching out to our industry partners and employers to advise them of the name change.


 

San Jose

About the name change:

  1. Why are we changing the name?
    SAE Institute purchased Ex’pression College in 2014 with the idea of one day integrating it into the SAE USA campus system. That time is now and we are proud to incorporate the San Jose campus into the SAE USA family.
  2. Will the Ex’pression College mission change?
    No, the name change to SAE Institute will only help to increase the rigorous academic instruction and hands-on learning that provides positive career outcomes in the creative media industry.
  3. How did Ex’pression College make the decision to change it name?
    An extensive evaluation process was undertaken among academic leaders, staff, stakeholders, and expert consultation to arrive at a solution that would integrate the Ex’pression College San Jose campus into the SAE USA family. We felt that by keeping the Ex’pression brand at the Emeryville campus, about an hour north, we could successfully integrate and re-brand the San Jose campus as an SAE Institute.
  4. What are the goals associated with the name change?
    The goal of the name change is first a celebration of two creative media educational institutions joining together; and second a call for growth by bringing both local and national attention to our expanding campus footprint on the West Coast that will attract experienced educators and new student populations.
  5. When will the name change go into effect?
    Ex’pression College San Jose campus will officially transition to SAE Institute on Friday, July 1, 2016 with approvals from both ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) and BPPE (Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education – Cailfornia).
  6. How will this name change be implemented?
    This process has been in the works for quite a few months with many moving parts. From signage changes on our campus buildings to website updates and new letterhead, our team of marketers and facility managers have been working diligently to provide a timely transition. However, this transition will take some time to fully roll out and we will continue to provide updates as they become available. This name change is also coinciding with a larger re-branding effort in which we are consulting with marketing and communication experts who will assist us with this complex transition. Finally, our committee of staff and academic leaders who have been meeting regularly will be in contact with students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners in order to ensure a successful transition.
  7. How will the name change affect our Faculty and Staff?
    Our faculty and staff will now have a larger voice both nationally through SAE Institute and globally through Navitas, our parent company based in Australia. Through our network of over 50+ SAE Institute campuses worldwide, our faculty and staff will become part of a growing educational institution that fosters a fun, family oriented work environment.

I am a student:

  1. What does the name change mean to me?
    You will now have the added value of 2 outstanding schools combining together to support your academic path to a degree.
  2. How does it affect my current degree program?
    This name change does not affect your current degree program. We will continue to offer the same programs and degrees.
  3. How will the name appear on my diploma/transcript?
    As of July 1, 2016, the Ex’pression College name will appear as SAE Institute on your diploma and transcript. It is standard practice in higher education for a name change to be referenced and explained on any official transcript that may be requested.
  4. Will employers recognize our new name?
    Of course! But our team of academic leaders and communications experts will be reaching out to our industry partners and employers to advise them of the name change.

I am an Alum:

  1. What does the name change mean to me?
    You will now have access to SAE Institute’s global alumni network which spans over 20 countries and more than 50 campuses.
  2. How will the name change appear on my transcript?
    As of July 1, 2016, the Ex’pression College name will appear as SAE Institute on your transcript. It is standard practice in higher education for a name change to be referenced and explained on any official transcript that may be requested.
  3. Will I be able to get a new Diploma?
    Your current diploma from Ex’pression College is valid.
  4. Will employers recognize our new name?
    Of course! But our team of academic leaders and communications experts will be reaching out to our industry partners and employers to advise them of the name change.

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