In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 20-3-250.5(b)(2) and 20-3-250.6, the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) Minimum Standards provide specific criteria for compliance with the standards set forth in O.C.G.A. § 20-3-250.6(a). 

These standards are applied equally to all institutions (sometimes self-referenced as businesses) authorized by GNPEC or seeking to get authorized by GNPEC. Application of the standards is regardless of program level, instructional modality, campus location, or accreditation status. 

Responses by applicants in this GNPEC Minimum Standards Criteria document are treated as attestations that documents, situations, and criteria have been met or exist. If requested, the applicant must promptly provide such documentation and information as is required to substantiate these attestations. 


Updated by Commission Vote on May 28, 2024.


*Due to website limitations, there may be formatting differences between the criteria posted here on the website and the official Download this pdf file. PDF version required as part of the authorization applications.  The content is the same. Use the navigation to the right or click the title of the next section at the bottom-right of each page to move through the content.