State Authorization

鶹¾ has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a college’s adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Amended 2010. Institutions offering distance education courses or programs must provide current and prospective students with the contact information for filing complaints with the college, its accrediting agency, and with the state agencies that handle complaints in the students’ state of residence.

Students residing outside of the State of North Carolina while taking courses from 鶹¾ who desire to resolve an academic grievance or complaint should first follow 鶹¾’s Student Complaint Process.

鶹¾ and NC Post-Secondary Education Complaint Procedures

鶹¾ (鶹¾) is a member of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS). The Complaint Policy is available for all students to review, however, students are advised to begin the process at the institutional level. Contact:

Samanthia Phillips
Vice President of Student Services
Office 170, McIntyre Building, Tarboro campus
2009 W. Wilson St., Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 618-6531

The complaint process can found in the 鶹¾ Catalog under the section Student Complaints – Academic and Non-Academic Grievances:

Complete the form and identify the nature of the report as academic.

If a complaint cannot be resolved through the institution’s complaint process, students may file a complaint with the North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints unit. Please review and submit the . For more information contact:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
223 S. West Street, Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 962-4550


SACSCOC Student Complaint Process

If for some reason the complaint is not satisfactorily resolved, the next step would be to file a complaint with 鶹¾’s accrediting agency. 鶹¾ is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Students who file a complaint with the accrediting agency should follow the . The contact information for SACS is:

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Telephone: 404-679-4500

Professional Licensure

Some programs at 鶹¾ lead to a license and/or certification in North Carolina. Interested students are encouraged to contact these program chairs and directors directly prior to enrolling in the course or degree program. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.