Brunswick Online provides you with the opportunity to earn certificates, diplomas or associate degrees while enrolled in nontraditional courses. A variety of programs are offered online, allowing you to maintain your work schedule and family life while pursuing your educational goals. Online courses may be accessed any time of the day or night and from any internet connection for your convenience. Become connected to a network of faculty and students as you advance your career through Brunswick Online!
Online Learning Resources:
State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a college’s adherence to state requirements to offer instruction to its residents. Brunswick Community College is a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements and through this participation is authorized to offer online courses to those residing in SARA-member states and territories.
The states and territories listed below are not currently members of NC-SARA, and persons located in them are not eligible to take online courses from BCC: California, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Consumer Information and Student Complaints
Certain BCC academic programs prepare students to sit for applicable licensure and/or certification examinations in North Carolina. In order to comply with the U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding professional licensure, BCC is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure or certification outside the state of North Carolina.
If you are considering a program at BCC that leads to licensure and/or certification please contact the prospective program of interest to make sure that it will fulfill the state requirements for the state in which you plan to practice before beginning the program. Visit the Professional Licensure Contacts and Professional Licensure Board Contacts by State pages for the contact information and more information.
Student Grievance Procedure for In-State and Out-of-State Students
Brunswick Community College’s Student Grievance Policy and Grievance Form are available on the College’s website. This procedure applies to all students regardless of their location. For more information, contact:
Dr. Denise Houchen-Clagett, Vice President of Student Affairs
Address: PO Box 30; Supply, NC 28462
If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the grievance procedure at BCC, the individual may file a complaint with their state of residence. In North Carolina, the University of North Carolina System Office (UNC-System Office) is the agency that handles such complaints. The Student Complaint Policy and the Student Complaint Form are found at the UNC-System Office Post-Secondary Education Complaints website. Please review their policy, print and complete the form, and mail it to:
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
Website: North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
Students not residing in North Carolina and enrolled in a North Carolina institution that operates under SARA North Carolina may submit complaints to the state portal agency, North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), only after completing the BCC complaint process. SARA North Carolina’s Complaint Process and Complaint Form may be found on the SARA North Carolina website.
SARA North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
PO Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 855-SARA-1-NC (855-727-2162)
Phone: 919-549-8614 ext. 4667
For students residing outside of North Carolina, each SARA Member state has a liaison office. If an issue cannot be resolved through the grievance procedure, a student who resides outside the state of North Carolina may file a complaint with their state of residence.
BCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Students who file a complaint with the accrediting agency should follow the SACSCOC Complaint Procedure (PDF). Complaints may be filed with the Commission only if there is evidence that appears to support significant non-compliance with a SACSCOC requirement or standard by BCC. The contact information for SACSCOC is:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097
Additional Costs and Requirements Associated with Online Courses
If you are taking an online course, please read the following information concerning additional fees and requirements students may encounter.
Distance Learning/Identification Fee: BCC does not charge a separate distance learning/identification fee to students.
Test Proctor Costs – BCC students taking BCC courses and testing at the BCC campus: BCC does not charge its students a fee for proctoring tests associated with BCC courses.
Test Proctor Costs – BCC students taking BCC courses and testing at another location: If a student must take a proctored exam and wishes to test at a non-BCC site, the student is responsible for finding an acceptable testing site and obtaining approval from their instructor. Additionally, any fees charged by the remote proctoring site is the responsibility of the student and these costs vary based upon the students’ chosen proctoring sites’ practices.
Additional Supplies Required: Some assignments require students to have a microphone and/or webcam to complete. Most laptops come with these pre-installed, but if your computer does not have them pre-installed, webcams and microphones are available at most office supply stores and others that carry computers and/or computer supplies. A webcam and microphone are required for tests that require the use of Respondus Monitor. (NOTE: If you are using a webcam, check that it has an integrated microphone before purchasing one separately.)
Test Proctor Costs for non-BCC courses: Persons taking courses from other colleges may incur an exam proctoring fee. Contact the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) for more information.