GNPEC Staff Continuing Daily Operations Remotely

GNPEC staff are continuing operations remotely.  Application submissions and correspondence with your institution's RS should continue as usual, but site visits will be conducted virtually for the time being. Please contact your RS with any questions.

Authorization for Institutions

We authorize and regulate the operations of in-state nonpublic and out-of-state postsecondary institutions operation or offering instruction in Georgia. 

Types of Institutions that Require Authorization

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

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April 2020 Newsletter

Please review the April 2020 Newsletter for information about our new online payment option.

Institutional Resource List in Response to COVID-19

GNPEC has put together some potential resources that institutions may find helpful during this transitional time.  Please contact your Regulatory Specialist if you have any questions.

Important Notice

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U.S. Department of Education Guidance for interruptions of study related to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Education released guidance for institutions to address compliance with Title IV Higher Education Act (HEA) policies for students receiving federal financial aid whose activities have been affected by COVID-19. Institutions will want to review this guidance for all activities that are subject to Title IV policies and regulations. The Department is providing some short-term flexibility for schools to help students complete the term for which the students are currently enrolled.

The full article can be found here:


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Stay Healthy Together!

Please review this infographic provided by the Department of Public Health.