The Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) authorizes and regulates the operations of private postsecondary colleges and schools 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.

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News

U.S. Department of Education School Closure Resources

December 13, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education has provided additional information regarding the closure of Education Corporation of America (ECA) and a schedule of upcoming webinars to assist affected ECA students.  The links are below:

Virginia College Closures in Georgia

December 5, 2018

The following Virginia College – Georgia Campuses will be closing effective 12/18/2018:

Augusta- 2807 Wylds Road, Augusta, GA 30909

Columbus- 5601 Veterans Parkway, Columbus, GA 31904