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Out-of-State Students

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.

Residency:

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.

Accreditation:

Western Piedmont community college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Student Grievances:

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.

Authorized States:

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 (csmith79@wpcc.edu) 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: webmaster@ctdhe.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: patricia.moquin@pec.state.nh.us 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: communicationsdepartment@osrhe.edu 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: dgrossman-garber@ribghe.org 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

Fax: (804)-225-2604

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: canderson@hepc.wvnet.edu Student Grievance Procedure