SEVEN HILLS -- After 165 years, Chancellor University announced Monday it is closing its doors.

As a result, the school says it has made arrangements with Alliant International University, a private, not-for-profit institution, to teach all existing classes and students upon completion of Summer Session II (Aug. 25, 2013).

As part of the arrangement with Alliant, officials say all transfer details for current Chancellor students have been taken care of in advance to allow for minimal academic disruption.

Pending final approval from Alliant's accreditor, both entering and continuing students are automatically admitted to Alliant in online programs that are comparable to those offered by Chancellor.

"Everyone at Chancellor is committed to making sure our students make a smooth transition to Alliant," said Chancellor President Bob Daugherty. "We are working to ensure each student's individual needs are met and that all credits transfer in a seamless transition."

Alliant Provost Russ Newman said, "Chancellor students are unique, and we're looking forward to providing new resources to help them achieve their educational goals in a truly meaningful way."

Additional arrangements have been made for students who are unable to transfer Alliant, and Chancellor will work to find the most appropriate options for these special circumstances.

All Chancellor University students with additional questions are encouraged to contact their academic advisors.