Western Piedmont Community College strives to explore and implement new avenues of distance learning opportunities to promote access and ensure students are exposed to advanced instructional technologies. In order to achieve this goal, Western Piedmont operates under an “open door” admission policy. All people, 18 years of age or older, or who are high school graduates, and who are able to profit from further formal education, will be served by the College. The college serves all students regardless of race, religion, association, sex, age, disability, or ethnic origin. If you would like more information on our Admissions Policies and Procedures, please visit Admissions Policies.
Out-of-state residency as it pertains to distance education is determined by the physical location where a student is living while taking classes at Western Piedmont.
Western Piedmont community college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Western Piedmont Community College takes student complaints, grievances, and concerns very seriously and strives to address them in a timely and fair manor. Any students residing outside the state of North Carolina should first follow the College’s Student Grievance Procedure. If the concern can not be resolved through Western Piedmont, you may file a complaint with your home state. Please see the Authorized States list below for email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, and links to state education agencies.
Important notice: some specific programs include special authorization that is not included in this list. Some examples of those programs are: Education, Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work. Other programs might require special authorization to operate in the states listed below. Please contact the WPCC Director of Distance Learning (email@example.com) if you have more questions about specific programs.
|State||Contact Information||Link to Grievance Procedures|
|Arizona||Arizona Commission of Postsecondary EducationTelephone: (602)-542-5709Fax: (602)-542-1253||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Arkansas||Arkansas Department of Higher EducationTelephone: (501) 371-2000Email: ADHE_Info@adhe.edu||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Colorado||Colorado Department of Higher EducationTelephone: (303)-866-4266Fax: (303)-866-4266||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Conneticut||Connecticut Board of Refents for Higher EducationTelephone: (860)-947-1801Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||General Link|
|Florida||Florida Department of EducationTelephone: (850)-245-0505Fax: (850)-245-9667||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Georgia||Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education CommissionTelephone: 770-414-3300Fax: 770-414-3309||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Idaho||Idaho Board of EducationTelephone: (208)-334-2270Fax: (208)-334-2632||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Kentucky||Kentucky Council on Postsecondary EducationTelephone: (502)-573-1555Fax: (502)-573-1535||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Louisiana||Louisiana Board of RegentsTelephone: (225)-342-4253Fax: (225)-342-9318||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Massachuets||Massachusetts Board of Higher EducationTelephone: (617)-994-6950Fax: (617)-727-0955||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Michigan||Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic GrowthTelephone: (517)-373-1820Fax: (517)-373-2129||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Mississippi||Mississippi Commission on College AccreditationTelephone: (601)-432-6372Fax: (601)-432-6225||General Link|
|Nebraska||Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary EducationTelephone: (402)-471-2847Fax: (402)-471-2886||General Link|
|Nevada||Nevada Commission on Postsecondary EducationTelephone: (702)-486-7330Fax: (702)-486-7340||Student Grievance Procedure|
|New Hampshire||New Hampshire Postsecondary Education CommissionTelephone: (603)-271-3494Email: email@example.com||Student Grievance Procedure|
|New York||Office of College and University EvaluationTelephone: (518)-474-2593Fax: (518)-486-2779||Student Grievance Procedure|
|North Dakota||North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical EducationTelephone: (701)-328-3180Fax: (701)-328-1255||General Link|
|Ohio||Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and SchoolsTelephone: (614)-466-2752Fax: (614)-466-2219||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma State Regents for Higher EducationTelephone: (405)-225-9100Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||General Link|
|Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of PHigher & Career EducationTelephone: (717)-783-8228Fax: (717)-722-3622||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Rhode Island||Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher EducationTelephone: (401)-456-6008Email: email@example.com||General Link|
|South Carolina||South Carolina Commission on Higher EducationTelephone: (803)-737-2260Fax: (803)-737-2297||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Tennessee||Tennessee Higher Education CommissionTelephone: (615)-741-3605Fax: (615)-741-6230||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Texas||Texas Higher Education Coordinating BoardTelephone: (512)-427-6101||General Link|
|Vermont||Vermont State Board of EducationTelephone: (820)-828-3135Email: DOE-Edinfo@state.vt.us||Student Grievance Procedure|
|Virginia||Virginia State Council of Higher Education,Private and Out-of-State Postsecondary EducationTelephone: (804)-371-2285
|Student Grievance Procedure|
|Washington||Washington Higher Education Coordinating BoardTelephone: (360)-753-7869Email: DAinfo@hecb.wa.gov||Student Grievance Procedure|
|West Virginia||West Virginia Higher Education Policy CommissionTelephone: (304)-558-4016Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Student Grievance Procedure|