State Authorization

ACC is a member of the SREBs Electronic Campus

The U.S. Department of Education regulation 600.9(c) State Authorization (released October 29th, 2010) mandates all institutions offering distance education in a state where they have no physical presence, must meet individual state requirements. These requirements are determined by the state’s Department of Education for offering distance or correspondence education within that state.

As the details regarding this new policy unfold and becomes clearer, Alamance Community College (ACC) will continue to be in the process of gaining authorization from other states. The deadline for all higher educational institutions to be in compliance with State Authorization within each individual state is on July 1, 2014. Depending on the outcome of further discussion and the application process for each state regarding this new policy, ACC could notify students residing in some particular states that they are not eligible to register for online education courses with us.

Online Learning for Out-of-State Students

Alamance Community College is currently authorized to offer online classes or no authorization is required to offer online classes to students residing in the following states.

New Jersey
North Carolina
South Carolina

Due to state authorization requirements, students may not complete field experience for any course within these states.  If you have questions, please see your program director.

Last update: November 2017

In State and Out-of-State Student Grievance Procedures

Alamance Community  College desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Students residing outside of the State of North Carolina while attending ACC who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the College’s Student Grievance Procedure. The College’s Student Grievance Procedure can also be found on page 106, PART V in the ACC Student Handbook.

If a complaint cannot be resolved through the institution’s grievance procedures, students may file a complaint with the University of North Carolina General Administration. Please review the Student Complaint Policy (PDF), print and complete the Student Complaint Form (PDF) and submit the complaint to:
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Terrence R. Scarborough
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

The Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States provides phone numbers, emails and/or links to state education agencies. Alamance Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Additional Resources

Directory of State Authorization Agencies and Lead Contacts

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints

Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools