State Authorization

Introduction

Virginia Baptist College offers distance education in accordance with the regulations of the United States Department of Education and the regulations of each state or territory. Additional approvals and exemptions are an ongoing process. Some state authorization processes limit our ability to offer distance courses to residents of those states. Please look below to see the current status of your state. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 540-785-5440.

VBC is currently approved or exempt from authorization in the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

VBC is currently exploring the process of authorization or exemption in the following states or territories:

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Due Process and Student Complaint Procedures
A student with a grievance may request a meeting with the Dean of Students by contacting the college office. The student will have the opportunity to present his grievance(s) to the Dean of Students and will be notified of the decision within 14 days. If the student is not satisfied with the decision, he or she may appeal to the Administrative Cabinet, then to the President, then to the Board of Directors. These appeals must be filed within 14 days of receiving the decision. If a student feels that his concerns have not been properly addressed, a complaint may be filed with the college’s accrediting agency: Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434.525.9539; e-mail:┬áinfo@tracs.org]. In addition, the institution is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints should be directed to the following:

Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-528- 8662/888/743/0823