EMCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jul 19, 2024  
EMCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Consumer Disclosure

In accordance with the request of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education:

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code 6-61-301.

The student should be aware that these degree programs may not transfer. The transfer of course/degree credit is determined by the receiving institution.

Maryland Residents:

If you are a prospective student who will not reside in Mississippi while enrolled in East Mississippi Community College online courses, please be aware that many states have prescribed an “authorization” process for out-of-state institutions delivering online programs to its state residents. Through such processes, states strive to ensure quality postsecondary education, to preserve the integrity of an academic degree and to instill greater consumer protection for its student citizens. East Mississippi Community College and the Mississippi Virtual Community College have taken steps to protect its students and have been granted authorizations, exemptions and waivers from many states. However, due to authorization and review processes associated with some states, we may be limited in our ability to accept some distance learning course enrollments. East Mississippi Community College is NOT seeking authorizations, exemptions, or waivers in Maryland; therefore, we are unable to offer distance education programs to students residing in this state.

Out-of-State Distance Learning Students:

EMCC reserves the right to not allow residents of other states who are currently not residing in Mississippi to register for online classes, especially if no authorization currently exists between EMCC, the State of Mississippi, and the student’s state of residence.

State Authorization for Online Education

East Mississippi Community College provides distance education programs courses to students in all states under the authority of an agreement with the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation (MCCA). EMCC strives to provide a dynamic learning environment to ensure the achievement of students’ goals by administering instruction, policies, and student support services. To continue this dynamic learning environment for out-of-state students, EMCC through its membership in the regional compact (Southern Region Education Board - SREB), has joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establish comparable national standards for interstate offering postsecondary distance education. National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) - https://nc-sara.org/