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 @ 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

If you are considering enrolling in a program that leads to professional licensure and you do not reside in North Carolina, it is necessary to confirm licensure requirements in your home state.  Our program chairs will work with you to contact the applicable licensure board to determine if our program meets requirements.  Please contact program chairs directly to discuss.

Associate Degree Nursing                     Kim Plemmons            Kim.Plemmons@cabarruscollege.edu

Medical Assistant                                   Rachel Houston          Rachel.Houston@cabarruscollege.edu

Medical Imaging                                     Rhonda Weaver          Rhonda.Weaver@cabarruscollege.edu

Occupational Therapy                            Jacqueline Mayo      Jacqueline.Mayo@cabarruscollege.edu

Occupational Therapy Assistant             Nancy Green               Nancy.Green@cabarruscollege.edu

Surgical Technology                               Michelle Gay               Michelle.Gay@cabarruscollege.edu


The below resource provides additional information:

American Association of Medical Assistants 

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

NBCOT Occupational Therapy Regulatory Body Contact List by State

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting