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 residents of SARA-member states and territories.
The states and territories listed below are not currently members of NC-SARA, and their residents are not eligible to take online courses from BCC: California, Massachusetts, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, 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 U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, BCC is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure or certification outside the state of North Carolina.
Students should contact the respective department at the College to discuss program enrollment and professional licensure options.
Student Grievance Procedure for In-State and Out-of-State Students
Dr. Denise Houchen-Clagett, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
Address: PO Box 30; Supply, NC 28462
If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s grievance procedures, 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 which handles such complaints. The Student Complaint Policy and Student Complaint Form may be 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
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, NCSEAA, only after completing the Brunswick Community College complaint process. SARA-North Carolina’s Complaint Process and Complaint Form may be found on the SARA-North Carolina website.
SARA North Carolina
North Caroline State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: (855) SARA-1-NC (727-2162)
Phone: (919) 549-8614, ext. 4667
For students residing outside North Carolina, each SARA-member state has a liaison office.
If an issue cannot be resolved through the grievance procedures, a student who resides outside of the State of North Carolina may file a complaint with their state of residence.
Brunswick Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, online at sacscoc.org, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brunswick Community College. 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.
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.