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Student Complaint Process for Distance Learning

In order to resolve academic grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner, students are asked to consult the YHC Catalog for information on the appropriate grievance procedures. Students are urged to exhaust all possible internal avenues for resolution before filing complaints with external agencies. 
In the unlikely event that an issue cannot be resolved by the College, students may file a complaint with their respective state licensing authority. If you have questions about a particular state, you can contact the authorizing agency directly through the contact information compiled by SHEEO.

State Authorization for Distance Learning

All U.S. States require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction in their states. Many of these state laws and regulations also apply to online, distance and correspondence educational instruction offered in that state. As such, Young Harris College and its online/distance educations programs must be authorized in certain states prior to offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states. 
State of Georgia
Young Harris College is authorized to operate postsecondary educational programs leading to the bachelor’s degree in the state of Georgia by Executive Order of the Governor dated June 28, 2013.
Other States
Institutions offering postsecondary education through distance (online) education to students in a state in which it is not physically located must meet that state’s requirements to legally offer postsecondary distance education to students in that state.
Young Harris College is:
  • committed to abiding by regulations and guidelines of the states in which its online students reside.
  • working to meet the changing compliance requirements of individual state authorization agencies so that online educational access can be provided to students across the country.
  • Young Harris College has been approved by Georgia to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education

At the present time, students living:

  • within the State of Georgia
  • within a NC-SARA participating state
  • outside the United States

at the time of a scheduled course are eligible to take online courses through Young Harris College. The College will continue to work with state agencies to comply with their online course requirements and will provide up-to-date information through this web page.