The Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) authorizes and regulates the operations of in-state nonpublic and out-of-state postsecondary colleges and schools operating or offering instruction in Georgia.

Types of Institutions that Require Authorization

GNPEC authorizes large and smalldegree-granting and certificate-granting, and accredited and unaccredited institutions. GNPEC might need to authorize your institution if the following apply:

Learn about exemptions to see if GNPEC needs to authorize your institution.

See how Georgia law defines nonpublic and postsecondary educational institution.

For Institutions

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For Students