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Distance Education State by State Authorizations

All colleges and universities must obtain authorization from each state to offer online or web-based classes to students who live in that state. The chart below indicates the current states in which Georgia Highlands College (GHC) is authorized. Please check back often, as the chart will be updated on a regular basis.

Students: if you are a current GHC student who lives or has moved to a state other than Georgia or a student living in another state wishing to take online or web-based classes at GHC, please consult this list of states. If you have questions about your eligibility, contact Jeff Linek, the Director of eLearning for Academics at 678-872-8065 or jlinek@highlands.edu for more information.

State Initial Action Initial Response Secondary Action Secondary Response Links and Attachments
Alabama 3 Apps; Completed 1st app; Waiting on Legal Board and AL Registered Agent Information to Complete 2nd App
Alaska Mailed Letter, Form, $100 App Fee, and SACS Information Received Letter; Compliant Must recertify prior to February 24, 2014
Arizona Sent Emails; exempt per USG website No response received; UWG didnít receive a response either http://www.usg.edu/academics/distance_education_regulations_by_state/
Arkansas Sent Email (SREB Membership) Received Reply Requesting Additional Information Sent Email with Additional Information; Requested clear confirmation Received Email; Compliant
California Exempt per USG Website; could not find contact info http://www.usg.edu/academics/distance_education_regulations_by_state/
Colorado Sent Email Compliant, but should check back periodically for updates
Connecticut Sent Email Received Letter with Regulations; Compliant
Delaware Sent Email Compliant, but you must notify the state if a student receives financial aid
Florida Sent Email Received Letter; Compliant
Georgia Compliant
Hawaii Sent Email Received Email; Compliant
Idaho Sent Email Received Email; Compliant
Illinois Mailed Letter and Form Received Letter; Compliant
Indiana Sent Email Received instructions to send the same information through the mail Mailed Letter Received Letter; Compliant
Iowa Sent Email Received "no triggers" reply and requested an additional form be completed Emailed completed form and requested clear confirmation Received Email; Compliant
Kansas Sent Email Received Questionnaire Returned Questionnaire Received Email; Compliant
Kentucky Sent Email Received Email; Compliant
Louisiana Sent Email Received Email; Compliant
Maine Electronically Submitted Form, Waiting on Reply Received Email; Compliant
Maryland Sent Email Received Reply with MD Regulations Requested clear confirmation Received reply of clear confirmation; Compliant
Massachusetts Sent Email
Michigan Sent Email Received regulations reply and requested clear confirmation Requested clear confirmation (x2); Never received a reply; Compliant with Regulations
Minnesota Sent Email Received Reply Requesting Registration with Large Fee; UWG Did Not Apply (no students) Will Not Apply Unless Students Enroll
Mississippi Sent Email Received Email; Compliant
Missouri Mailed Letter and SACS Info Received Reply Requesting Additional Information Mailed Letter Received Letter; Compliant
Montana Sent Email and SACS Info Received Email; Compliant
Nebraska Sent Email Received Emailed Letter; Compliant
Nevada Mailed Letter and Form Received Completed Form in Mail; Compliant
New Hampshire Sent Email Received Email; Compliant
New Jersey Sent Email Received Email; Compliant
New Mexico No Regulations Until April 2012 NM Website issues a letter that no regulations will be available until May 2013. A one-year waiver has been given unil June 30, 2013.
New York Sent Email Received Email with Regulations; Compliant
North Carolina Sent Email Received Email; Compliant
North Dakota Electronically Submitted Form, Waiting on Reply Received Email; Compliant If we will offer Nursing online, we must contact a different agency for approval
Ohio Mailed and Emailed Letter on Letterhead and SACS Info Received Reply Requesting a Letter be Mailed (already mailed letter) Mailed and Emailed Letter Received Email; Compliant
Oklahoma Mailed Letter and SACS Info Received Reply Requesting Additional Information Sent Email with Additional Information Received Letter; Compliant
Oregon Mailed Letter and Form Received Reply Requesting Additional Information and $250
Pennsylvania Sent Email, Form, and SACS Information Received Reply Requesting Additional Information Sent Email with Additional Information Received Letter; Compliant†††††† Must Reapply June 30, 2012
Rhode Island Sent Email Received Reply with RI Regulations Replied requesting clear confirmation Received reply of clear confirmation; Compliant
South Carolina Sent Email Received Email; Compliant
South Dakota Sent Email Received Email; Compliant (no regs)
Tennessee Sent Email Received Reply with TN Regulations Sent Email Stating We Are Exempt; Compliant
Texas Sent Email Received Reply with TX Regulations Flow Chart Designates Us as Exempt; Printed Exempt Form Letter; Compliant
Utah Emailed and Mailed Letter, New Form, and SACS Information Received Letter; Compliant
Vermont Sent Email Received Letter; Compliant
Virginia Sent Email Received Reply with VA Regulations Sent Email Stating We Are Exempt; Compliant
Washington Faxed Form Received Letter; Compliant
West Virginia Mailed Letter and Form Received Letter; Compliant
Wisconsin Sent Email Received Reply with WI Regulations; Compliant
Wyoming Registration is Yearly (July 1 to June 30); Holding until June to Register
District of Columbia Sent Email Received Request for More Information Sent Email with Additional Information (may take 30-60 days for Commission's decision) Received Letter; Compliant
Red Needs Attention Updated 10/2/12 at 3:00 p.m.
Yellow In Progress (Waiting for Response)
Green Compliant
Purple Unique Scenario or Special Note

Page last updated: October 2, 2012