Medical Education

Higher education institutions must be authorized to offer distance education programs and/or courses in states other than their own. Admission to a program or course is dependent on Cabarrus College’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if authorization is required. 


Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.

Visit the SACSCOC web site

Complaint Procedures

Federal regulations require institutions to provide contact information for filing a complaint with the institution's accrediting agency as well as the state agency where a prospective or current student resides. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences seeks to quickly resolve complaints and grievances. Students who are enrolled should follow the College's Appeal Procedure as outlined in the Student Handbook. However, if an issue is not resolved according to internal college procedures, a student has the right to file a complaint with the institution's regional accreditation agency or the state he/she resides. 

SACSCOC Complaint Procedures 

Below is a list of states where Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is either authorized and/or qualifies for an exemption: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. 

Please consult the following resources for complaint resolution by state.

State of North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints and Student Complaint Process

Reciprocity Agreements

Cabarrus College is currently working to secure authorization in additional states through the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  If unable to resolve a complaint at the college level, students should contact the state portal agency, SARA-NC, to submit a complaint. 

SARA-NC Contact Information 

SARA-NC Complaint Process 

If you reside in another state and are unable to resolve a complaint, please contact the appropriate authority in your state of residence.  

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, Cabarrus College is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina.  Cabarrus College cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina.  Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning a program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of North Carolina.