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2018 State Authorization for Online or Distance Offerings

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