Im a CFI at a University in the flight department and I could use some peoples help if anyone has experience with this.. I have 2 commercial students who were working on their certificate under part 61, which was allowed by the school at the time. Both students have about 220 hours and were on track to be ready by around the 250 hour mark. Well a few days ago the Chief Pilot moved these students into the 141 commercial program without much notification to anyone. All I got was a memo. Number one, I am very confused right now b/c I dont see how this is beneficial at this point, although the CP thinks this is going to help. Number 2 the CP says to give the students credit for everything they did toward their commercial certificate and log it toward their 141 training. So that means I have to go through the Syllabus (were using the Jeppeson Commercial/Inst BTW) and some how check off everything we did and log it in their training folders... This is very confusing for me b/c I dont see how I can just start going through a syllabus and check off everything (which is blocked as individual lessons) and give credit for everything, when we have not been following any syllabus at all! I have been instructing the students on a needs basis and tailoring it to what they need to meet for part 61 regs. If ANY other instructor can make any sense of this please help me out.. And what I REALLY want to know is if it is possible for my students to benefit in any way from switching to 141 program so late (220 hours). BTW all of their training was done at this University.