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 Complaint Process for In-State and Out-of-State Students
Sampson Community College (SCC) desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner. Students residing outside the state of North Carolina while attending SCC who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the College’s Student Grievance Procedure.
If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with your state. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
State information, including phone numbers, email addresses, and links to further information, can be found on The Student Complaint Information by State and Agency. The individual can also use the following link Directory of State Authorization Agencies and Lead Contacts to access the lead person for that state. To review procedures please read the SACS document on Complaint Procedures
Student Complaint Form
The US Department of Education requires that all colleges and universities make a state-level complaint process available to all their students. To file a complaint concerning a postsecondary institution offering degree programs in North Carolina, please fill out the Student Complaint Form NCCCS and follow the directions on the form.
Accreditation Contact Information
Sampson Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. You may contact SACSCOC at:
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097