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. 

Reciprocity Agreements

On March 21, 2017, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), approved institutional participation for Cabarrus College.  To learn more about NC-SARA, please visit their web site at: http://nc-sara.org/

Participating SARA States and Institutions

(If you are seeking admission to one of our programs and reside in a non-participating SARA state, please consult with Lorri Connor, Director, Admissions and Recruitment at lorri.connor@cabarruscollege.edu or 704-403-3207.)

Student Complaint Procedures

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 College Catalog   (pages 34-36 and 69).  Students needing assistance in navigating the appeal process should contact Sherry Hamilton, Coordinator of Advising and Student Success: 

Email: Sherry.Hamilton@cabarruscollege.edu
Phone: 704-403-1616
Mail: 401 Medical Park Drive, Concord, NC 28025
Website: CabarrusCollege.edu

Student Complaint Form

SARA-NC Complaint Process

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement – North Carolina (SARA-NC) which is the state portal agency for North Carolina. If unable to resolve a complaint at the college level, students have the right to contact the state portal agency, SARA-NC, to submit a complaint. Students should follow the agency’s complaint process and use the form listed below.

Student Complaint Process

SARA-NC Complaint Form

The contact information for SARA-NC is:

SARA North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
PO Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
T: 855-SARA-1-NC (727-2162)
T: 919-549-8614, ext. 4667
Email: information@saranc.org
Website: www.saranc.org

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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.

Further, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges may be contacted to file a third-party comment at the time of Cabarrus College’s decennial review or to file a complaint against Cabarrus College for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries regarding state authorization should be directed to Cabarrus College. 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.

Visit the SACSCOC web site

SACSCOC Complaint Procedures

SACSCOC Complaint Form

State Authorization Liaisons Per State

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

Student Complaint Information by State and Agency

NC-SARA Portal Entities

Consumer Protection Division, North Carolina Department of Justice

To file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice, please visit the State Attorney General’s web page at: http://www.ncdoj.gov/complaint.  North Carolina residents may call 877-566-7226.  Please call 919-716-6000 outside of North Carolina.  En Espanol 919-716-0058.  The online version of the complaint form can be access here: https://ncdoj.gov/file-a-complaint/consumer-complaint/

If you choose to mail a complaint, please use the following address:

Consumer Protection Division
Attorney General’s Office
Mail Service Center 9001
Raleigh, NC  27699-9001

The mail-in form can be accessed here.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

  • Federal regulations require the College to disclose whether its educational programs meet U.S. jurisdictions’ educational requirements for licensure (34 CFR 668.43(a)(6)& 34 CFR 668.72(n)). While Cabarrus College clinical programs employ best practices in healthcare education to prepare students for professional licensure, certification, and practice, the educational requirements to sit for credentialing examinations and to practice vary from one state to the next.
  • The following programs have researched state/territory requirements and determined to the best of their abilities whether current program curricula meet credentialing educational requirements. Details can be obtained by clicking on each program link.
  • Prospective and enrolled students are strongly encouraged to follow up with the licensing board or regulatory agency in the state/territory in which they wish to practice. Cabarrus College Program Chairs are available for guidance and assistance.
  • Additional resources:
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