Each State sets rules and regulations for its educational institutions that it expects all such educational institutions, regardless of physical location, to follow. State Authorization is a form of consumer protection that guarantees that all educational institutions will follow that State’s regulations.
State Authorization is your assurance that we will provide you with each of the following:
Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) students residing outside of North Carolina should first follow CVCC’s Student Complaint Process.
For further information, please contact:
Laurie Wegner, Director of Admissions
2550 US Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4618
If a complaint cannot be resolved through the institution’s grievance procedures, students may file a complaint with The University of North Carolina System Office. Please review the Student Complaint Policy (PDF), print out and complete the Student Complaint Form (PDF), and submit it to:
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
If the North Carolina Community College System does not satisfactorily resolve your complaint, the next step is to file a complaint with Catawba Valley Community College's accrediting agency. CVCC’s accrediting agency is the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Students who file a complaint with the accrediting agency should follow the SACSCOC Complaint Procedure (PDF). The contact information for SACS is:
1866 Southern Lane Decatur
SARA-NC is the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. You may also file a complaint with SARA-NC. Students should follow the SARA-NC Complaint Process and use the SARA-NC Complaint Form (PDF).
SARA-NC Contact Information:
If an issue cannot be resolved through the grievance procedures, a student who resides outside of the State of North Carolina may file a complaint with their state of residence.
Programs at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) that prepare students for professional licensure are designed to prepare a student to apply for application licensure in North Carolina. In order to comply with US Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, CVCC is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside of the state of North Carolina. CVCC cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of North Carolina.
Please contact the respective department at CVCC of the degree program that the student wants to pursue. Currently, CVCC does not offer an online program that leads to professional licensure.
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