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.
Wilson Community College reserves the right to refuse enrollment in distance learning courses to any applicant who is not a North Carolina resident, if that applicant resides in a state where the College is not authorized to provide distance learning courses (excerpt from the Admissions section of the WCC catalog).
Professional License Disclosure
Some programs at Wilson Community College lead to a license and/or certification in North Carolina. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements, or has not yet been determined for each state. Please visit our Professional License Disclosure page for more information.
Distance Learning Complaint Process for In-State and Out-of-State Students
Wilson Community College 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 Wilson CC 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
Accreditation Contact Information
Wilson 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
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.