Due to restrictive state regulations, Santa Ana College is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Please check with our Admissions and Records Office prior to enrollment.
The U.S. Department of Education requires an institution offering distance education programs or on-ground field experience components to acquire authorization from the states in which it operates. Specific regulations vary from state to state.
Why It Matters To You
Before Santa Ana College can accept an enrollment from an online student for either a program or a course, the college must verify that the student's state permits instruction from our institution. For additional information, contact the Admissions and Records Office at 714-564-6017 or Adm_Records@sac.edu.
In compliance with the language passed in the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008
, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) conducted a Negotiated Rule Making Process in 2010, institutions offering distance education must provide enrolled and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student's state. The following contact list provides a state-by-state list of the agencies in each state responsible for complaints regarding out-of-state distance education programs.
Contacting the Admissions and Records Office is a recommended first step toward resolving instructional and student service related issues.
Complaint Resolution Contacts by State