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2017 State Authorization Status


State Authorization for Distance Education

Georgia Highlands College

The United States Government and individual states mandate that higher education institutions offering distance or correspondence education have the approval of each state to provide distance education to residents of that state. Georgia Highlands Colleges acts in good faith to obtain authorization in all states. To that end, Georgia Highlands College participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) and is an approved SARA institution in Georgia.  However,  GHC is not presently authorized in all states for all programs, so we strongly recommend that prospective distance education students contact elearning@highlands.edu to determine whether GHC is authorized to provide post-secondary education in your state.

The table below show Georgia Highlands College's status to offer degrees, programs, and courses in states and territories within the United States.

GHC State Authorization
U. S. State or Territory Programs Approved Programs Not Approved
Alabama All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Alaska All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Americam Sanoa   Not Authorized
Arizona All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Arkansas All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
California yes, as GHC has no physical presence  
Colorado All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Connecticut All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements RN-to-BSN, RDH-to-BSDH
Delaware All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements RN-to-BSN, RDH-to-BSDH
District of Columbia All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Florida yes, as GHC has no physical presence RN-to-BSN, RDH-to-BSDH
Georgia All Degrees  
Guam   Not Authorized
Hawaii All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Idaho All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Illinois All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Indiana All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Iowa All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Kansas All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Kentucky All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements RN-to-BSN, RDH-to-BSDH
Louisiana All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Maine All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Maryland All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Massachusetts yes, as GHC has no physical presence RN-to-BSN, RDH-to-BSDH
Michigan All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Minnesota All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Mississippi All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Missouri All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Montana All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Nebraska All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Nevada All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
New Hampshire All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
New Jersey All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements RN-to-BSN, RDH-to-BSDH
New Mexico All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
New York All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements RN-to-BSN, RDH-to-BSDH
North Carolina All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements RN-to-BSN, RDH-to-BSDH
North Dakota All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
N. Marianas Islands   Not Authorized
Ohio All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Oklahoma All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Oregon All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Pennsylvania All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Puerto Rico    
Rhode Island All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
South Carolina All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements RN-to-BSN, RDH-to-BSDH
South Dakota All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Tennessee All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Texas All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Utah All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Vermont All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Virginia All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Virgin Islands   Not Authorized
Washington All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
West Virginia All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Wisconsin All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  
Wyoming All via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  

 



Page last updated: April 25, 2017