LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Many East Texas students expressed feelings of surprise and confusion after they heard about Angelina College's 12-month probation.
"It's a surprise that I can't believe," said current Angelina College student, Dexter Parker.
"Twelve months is a long time, that's really long," said current Angelina College student, Tyanna Barlow.
The news sent shock waves through the AC campus.
"That's too long," said Alondra Ortiz, a potential AC student. "Twelve months is really long. If you lose your credits then what's the point in coming."
Some students are still in shock after the news broke, and said they're fearful about their future at the college.
"I hope they clean the mess up and learn their lesson, if not. then I'll have to find another college to go to," Parker said.
"This is crazy because I never heard of that," Ortiz said.
"I was a little shocked because this is a pretty good school," said Daniel Williams, another AC student. "I've enjoyed it. They've helped me a bunch. I don't know why they did it."
The news of the penalization has some potential AC students second guessing their decision.
"No one wants to be somewhere where it's under probation," Ortiz said.
"I'm going to school for radiology; it's an accredit program. If they lose their accreditation, then what will I do?" Parker said.
Even though the college claims they had permission to use the language from another school in their paperwork to the accreditor, the sloppiness is what prompted the probation.
"Pay attention to what you're doing, and make sure you don't do it again," Williams said.
AC's president said that during the time of probation, students will not be affected. However, after the 12-month probation if the school loses their accreditation, the students will, too.