First Institute of Travel, Inc.

790 McHenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Main telephone 815.459.3500
Other sites First Institute
1139 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048

Contact person name Michael L. Reynolds
Contact person title Campus Director
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 815.459.3500
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Public or private Private
Type of school Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting and Massage Therapy
Date founded 1982
School accreditation Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
Specialized licensure Illinois Department of Financing and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) for Massage Therapy Licensing
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider Medical Assisting
Dental Assisting
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Population of city the school is in 40,493
Distance from campus to city center 2.2 miles
Public transportation to campus PACE and METRA
Student parking on campus Student Parking is available at no cost to the student
Campus size 18,000 sq ft
County McHenry
Visitor information website Find more information on this website
School visit availability Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Contact to set up school visit Nick Eigenschenk 815-459-3500 x305

Jessica Veltri 815.459.3500 x312
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Number of full time, male students 6
Number of full time, female students 200
Total number of full time students 206
Number of part time, male students 0
Number of part time, female students 0
Total number of part-time students 0
Total number of male students 6
Total number of female students 200
Total number of students 206
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0%
Asian 1%
Black 5%
Hispanic 61%
White 32%
Race/ethnicity unknown 1%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state Less than 1%
Number of states and territories represented 2
Percentage of students from outside the US 0%
Number of countries represented 0
Percentage of students 25 or older 40%
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Costs (for proprietary schools) Dental Assisting Program: $16,975 (includes tuition, fees, books, and supplies)
Massage Therapy Program: $13,800 (includes tuition, fees, books, and supplies)
Medical Assisting Program Day Classes: $16,975 (Includes tuition, fees, books, and supplies)
Class time (e.g., day, evening) Yes
Tuition refund policy See First Institute Catalog on the website
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Other tuition payment plan information See First Institute Catalog on the website
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Financial aid contact person Darrell Russell
Financial aid contact title Financial Aid Administrator
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 815.459.3500 x302
Submit these forms FAFSA
Other requirements None
Application deadline (for fall term) continuous
Letters about aid sent to applicants continuous
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Institution loans (from the school) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored Yes
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Admissions contact person Nick Eigenschenk
Admissions contact title Sr. Admissions Advisor
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 815.459.3500 x305
Number of male applicants 6
Number of male applicants accepted 5
Number of male applicants who enrolled 5
Number of female applicants 249
Number of female applicants accepted 215
Number of female applicants who enrolled 177
Total number of applicants 255
Total number of applicants accepted 220
Total number of applicants who enrolled 182
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Admission is available fall, winter, spring, summer
Application deadline continuous
Application fee $25
Application fee waived N/A
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Letters of recommendation (#) N/A
Other application materials N/A
Other application requirements information N/A
Required exams N/A
Recommended exams N/A
Other information about exams Wonderlic SLE
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) N/A
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class N/A
Percentage in top 25% N/A
Percentage in top 10% N/A
Letters of recommendation N/A
Admissions contact person #2 Jessica Veltri
Admissions contact title #2 Admissions Advisor
Admissions contact e-mail #2 Email
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Certificate or diploma Yes
School catalog website
To get a catalog Michael L Reynolds
Academic calendar Continuous
Grading system letter grades, 4 point scale, and pass/fail
Number of faculty on campus 20
Student faculty ratio Medical Assisting 20:1
Massage Therapy 18:1
Dental Assisting 16:1
Average class size
Lecture 10
Laboratory 10
Discussion N/A
Evenings Yes
Other attendance options N/A
Computers on campus for student use Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Other computing info N/A
Information about other special programs N/A
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Housing contact person N/A
Housing contact title N/A
Housing contact e-mail N/A
Housing phone N/A
Housing office website N/A
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Academic advising Yes
Tutoring Yes
Other information about academic services N/A
Basic job skills Yes
Student lounge Yes
Other services other Certification/Licensure Preparation
Disabilities contact person Michael L Reynolds
Disabilities contact title Campus Director
Disabilities contact e-mail Email
Disabilities contact phone 815.459.3500 x306
Number of students with a disability served in a recent year 7 in 2020
Barrier-free campus Yes
Designated parking Yes
Learning aids Yes
Registration assistance Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Tutors Yes
Disabilities services other N/A
Low-income students Yes
Minorities Yes
Veterans Yes
Other groups who receive additional services N/A
Other campus security N/A
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Career contact person Tricia Maxim
Career contact title Director of Career Services
Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 815.459.3300 x303
Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 74%
Was counseled by the career services office 100%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services N/A
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.