State Authorization

Piedmont 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)

At this time Piedmont Community College has authorizations or exemptions from the following states for purely (100%) distance education programs:

Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Mississippi
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Mexico
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin 

If you reside in a state that is not included in the list and you want to register for online classes at PCC, you will need to contact Libbie McPhaul-Moore at libbie.mcphaul-moore@piedmontcc.edu to determine if PCC can obtain the authorization that is required by your state.  Depending on the state of residence regarding this requirement, PCC may notify you that you are not eligible to register for distance education courses.