Distance Education

Student Consumer Information and Complaints:

Regulations associated with the federal student financial aid program include the following requirements:

"The institution must make available for review to any enrolled or prospective student upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution's accreditation and its State, Federal, or tribal approval or licensing. The institution must also provide its students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle a student's complaint." 34 CFR 668.43(b)

State incorporation:

Georgia College was chartered in 1889 as Georgia Normal and Industrial College. Its emphasis at the time was largely vocational, and its major task was to prepare young women for teaching or industrial careers. In 1917, in keeping with economic and cultural changes in the state, Georgia Normal and Industrial College was authorized to grant degrees, the first of which was awarded in 1921. In 1922, the institution's name was changed to Georgia State College for Women. The University has been a unit of the University System of Georgia since it was formed in 1932. The name was changed to Women's College of Georgia in 1961, and, when the institution became coeducational in 1967, it became Georgia College at Milledgeville. The name was later shortened to Georgia College. In August of 1996, the Board of Regents approved a change of name to Georgia College and State University, and a new mission as Georgia's Public Liberal Arts University.

The History and Evolution of Georgia College

Other Issues:

Georgia Department of Education – Office of Legal Affairs
2062 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE
Atlanta, GA 30334

Distance Education Compliance
Jeanne Sewell, MSN, RN-BC
Associate Professor and Interim Director, Center of Teaching & Learning
Georgia College
jeanne.sewell@gcsu.edu
(478) 445-2520