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.
Distance Learning Student Complaint Process for In State and Out of State Students
Wayne Community College desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Students residing in or outside of the State of North Carolina while attending WCC who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the College’s Student Grievance Procedure.
If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s grievance procedure, the individual may file a complaint with the following office: Post-Secondary Education Complaints, c/o Assistant Director of Licensure and Workforce Studies, University of North Carolina General Administration. 910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, telephone (919) 962-4558, email@example.com. The individual may contact UNC General Administration for further details.
The Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States provides phone numbers, emails and/or links to state education agencies.
Wayne Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
At this time Wayne Community College is not currently authorized to offer Distance Learning courses in any other state. As part of the State Authorization process we are pursuing reciprocity with multiple states.
Wayne Community College is working to achieve compliance as established in HEOA 600.9 (c).
If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary [of Education] the State’s approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)
WCC is currently authorized to operate in, or authorization is not required in the following states: