Your Right to Know

ACC Consumer Information: General Information

Alamance Community College is a part of the North Carolina Community College System. The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science, and the Associate in Science. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Alamance Community College. In addition to this accreditation, many individual programs have accreditation or licensing boards as listed in the college catalog. Copies of these accreditations can be obtained from the Office of Educational Programs and Services.

Degree Programs, Training and Other Educational Offerings

A complete and detailed listing of the college’s degree programs and completion requirements can be found in the college catalog. Full- time faculty members, with their degree qualifications, are listed by program area in the college General Catalog. Contact information for college faculty is on the college’s Web site. Students who need to complete a high school diploma or GED can find information on the GED/Adult High School/ESL site.

Tuition and Costs of Attendance

Tuition is established by the North Carolina General Assembly. The current tuition and fee rates change annually and are published on the Financial Aid site. Specific program fees, insurance and graduation fees are listed in the college catalog. Transportation costs vary depending on the distance a student must commute to the college. Programs containing cooperative education, clinicals, or externships also have transportation requirements to the individual sites. Programs with these requirements are listed in the College General Catalog. Cost of textbooks for each course is posted on WebAdvisor on the College Web site.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Students must officially withdraw from courses to be eligible for refunds. To withdraw from a course, students should contact their faculty advisor or the Student Development office. Students will receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees if they withdraw before classes begin or if a course for which they are registered is canceled. A 75 percent refund is given once classes begin and up to the 10 percent point of a given course. Information on refund policies is available on the Financial Aid site.

Disability Services

The Disability Services Office is located in Student Development on the first floor of the Gee Building on the Carrington-Scott Campus. Information on available services and how to access these services can be found in the Disability Services Handbook or on the Disability Services page.

Student Right to Know Act–Completion and Graduation Rates

Each year the college publishes information on the average graduation rate of students, who when they first enroll, indicate that their intent is to earn a degree. The most current information about ACC’s student retention rates, graduation rates, and transfer out rates is available at


In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Alamance Community College releases no personally identifiable information about students without the express written consent of the student. Exceptions to this practice are those types of information defined as “Directory Information” which includes: student’s name; dates of attendance; enrollment status and curriculum; academic honors; and degrees, diplomas or certificates awarded. Student addresses and phone numbers are released per request to the U.S. Military. Students who wish to block this “Directory Information” may do so by written request to the Vice President of Student Success during the first two weeks of initial enrollment. Alamance Community College discloses educational records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. Detailed information on FERPA can be found in the college General Catalog.

Campus Security (Cleary Act)

Campus safety and security are founded on a philosophy that advocates a proactive rather than a reactive approach to the safety and security of the college’s students and facilities. Security officers have a presence within college buildings and patrol parking areas. The Chief of Security regularly informs faculty and staff of issues pertaining to safety and security. Students and faculty/staff are encouraged to report to security any suspicious activity. Policies regarding controlled substances, facility usage, sexual harassment, and response to assault can be found in the Curriculum Student Handbook and Public Safety. Yearly crime statistics are published on the college Web site: Crime Awareness and Statistical Report. Information on sexual assault prevention programs is available through the Student Development Office.

Constitution Day Activities

Held annually on September 17, Constitution Day is a campus-wide, collaborative event hosted by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Student Government Association. The event is held on the Carrington-Scott Campus, in and around the school auditorium. The day is highlighted by a guest speaker and also includes games, a Constitution quiz, and voter registration. Announcement of Constitution Day activities can be found in the school newsletter, announcement monitors, and the college’s Web site: