Ellis College of NYIT was created as an online division of NYIT operating under NYIT’s unique mission to provide career-oriented professional education and access to opportunity. In the fall of 2008, the decision was made that Ellis University would succeed Ellis College as an independent unique online university with a distinct mission. Ellis College of NYIT continues to teach students who chose to complete their degrees with Ellis College rather than Ellis University. Current Ellis College students must complete their degrees through Ellis College of NYIT on or before June 30, 2013. The academic programs will be managed by Ellis University, and financial aid and bursar functions will be managed by NYIT.