State Authorization, Complaints, andÌýProfessional Licensure
U.S. Department of Education regulation 600.9(c) requires that if an institution is offering distance education in a state where it is not physically located, the institution must meet individual state requirements for offering distance education to students within that state.
²Ê¿â±¦µäappnical Community College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As a result, ²Ê¿â±¦µäapp is authorized to offer online courses to students in , which includes all states except California and also includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
U.S. Department of Education regulations require ²Ê¿â±¦µäapp to provide students with contact information for filing complaints at various levels.
²Ê¿â±¦µäapp faculty and staff attempt, in good faith, to resolve complaints and problems as they arise. However, if a matter remains unresolved, the purpose of theâ€¯Complaint procedureâ€¯is to provide a process for resolving student complaints. This procedure applies to all student complaints, including but not limited to academic issues, student services or administrative concerns, or matters involving any form of discrimination or harassment. To file a complaint, submit a online.
If you have questions about ²Ê¿â±¦µäappâ€™s complaint process, please contact:
Students also may file a complaint at the state level or with ²Ê¿â±¦µäappâ€™s accrediting agency. Information about these complaint options is listed below. In most cases, the student is required to exhaust all complaint avenues by using the collegeâ€™s internal procedure before a complaint can be filed at the state or accrediting agency level. As such, students are advised to first attempt to resolve complaints with ²Ê¿â±¦µäapp using the Collegeâ€¯.
NC Office of Post-Secondary Education Complaint Process
Students located in North Carolina may file a complaint with the North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints unit. First review the . Then print and complete the Ìýand submit the complaint to:
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
223 S. West Street, Suite 1800
Raleigh NC 27603
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement-North Carolina (SARA-NC) Complaint Process
Students located outside North Carolina may file a complaint with SARA-NC. Students should follow the and use the .
SARA-NC Contact Information:
Terrence R. Scarborough, M.P.A. - Director of SARA North Carolina
SARA North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 41349
Raleigh, NC 27629
Additional resources for students located outside North Carolina:
SACSCOC Student Complaint Process
²Ê¿â±¦µäappnical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). For information on filing a complaint with this body, students should consult the . Complaints may be filed with the Commission only if there is evidence that appears to support significant non-compliance with a SACSCOC requirement or standard by ²Ê¿â±¦µäapp. The contact information for SACSCOC is:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Professional Licensure and Certification
Certain areas of study at ²Ê¿â±¦µäapp prepare students to sit for licensure or certification examinations that are required to work in North Carolina. If you plan to work outside of North Carolina, below is information to help you determine if ²Ê¿â±¦µäappâ€™s curriculum will meet educational requirements for state licensure or certification in other states.
Click on the title of any program listed below to access general licensure disclosures.
- The documents linked below provide information on whether a program's curriculum...
- meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification,
- does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification, or
- a determination has not made.
- Each document also includes the name of a contact person for the program along with email address and phone number. The mailing address for each contact person is c/o ²Ê¿â±¦µäappnical Community College, 1637 E. Lawson St., Durham NC 27703.
Additional information can be found here: Professional Licensing Board Contacts by State (pdf)
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