The U.S. Department of Education has established requirements that regulate distance education programs offered by institutions in one state to students in other states. These state regulations are intended to protect student-consumers related to a variety of issues that may come about during the course of their education. Grace College seeks to be compliant with these regulations.
To see the states in which Grace College is either authorized or exempt from authorization, click here.
If you have a question about a particular state not listed, please contact the Department of Online Education for more information. Students are advised to speak with the Department of Online Education before moving from an authorized state to an unauthorized state prior to completing their distance education program. The following are important announcements or clarification of restrictions related to authorization of Grace College’s online programs:
Alabama - Grace College is unable to accept residents of the State of Alabama in any of its online programs.
Alaska - Grace College is exempt from authorization to operate a post-secondary educational institution by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (acpe.alaska.gov)
Indiana - The State of Indiana has authorized Grace College and Seminary by name to operate educational programs beyond secondary education.
Georgia - Students who are residents of Georgia are permitted to follow the complaint process posted on the NPEC web site (www.gnpec.org)
Kentucky - Students may pursue the online master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling if they plan to complete their practicum and internship in a non-restricted state such as Indiana.
Maryland - Grace College is unable to accept residents of Maryland into any of its online programs requiring an internship or practicum
Massachusetts - Grace College is unable to accept residents of Massachusetts into any of its online programs requiring an internship or practicum
Michigan - Grace College is approved to offer its degrees at its Detroit location
North Carolina - Grace College is unable to accept residents of North Carolina into any of its online programs requiring an internship or practicum
Texas - Grace College is not required by the Texas Workforce Commission to be regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. As an independent institution, Grace College is not required to have approval by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to operate in the State of Indiana. The college’s regional and specialized accrediting agencies as well as agencies regulating its distance education programs are listed here. Interested parties may contact these accrediting agencies directly. The complaint process for online students is available here.