Authorization & Complaint Procedures by State

Authorization and Complaint Procedures by State

State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with an institution's adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state.

Methodist students who desire to resolve a grievance are encouraged to follow the University's Student Grievances Procedures located in the Student Handbook.

If you are an out-of-state student taking online courses and an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint or grievance about Methodist University with your state of residence. If you live outside of North Carolina in a state participating in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) and you are unable to resolve a complaint with Methodist or feel that not all issues were resolved with the final disposition, you may appeal to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), the portal agency for SARA in North Carolina. 

To find out whether the state you reside in is a SARA state, please visit the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

Most states require that you begin the complaint process at the university before taking further action.

Below is a list of states with contact information for filing complaints with the appropriate agency in the state.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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