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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