LFCC Online

Take the courses you want – where and when it’s most convenient to you. 

  • Online faculty are trained for best practices in online learning. 
  • Awarded the 2019-20 Outstanding E-Learning Support for Faculty and Students.
  • High quality education that is fully-accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Online Transfer Programs to over 30 4-year colleges and universities
  • 1/3 the price – Tuition and fees in our online courses and programs are a fraction of the comparable cost of public universities. 

Special Note for Out of State Online Students (non-Virginia)

State Authorization and Student Complaint Process

N-SARA logoState Authorization is a legal issue dealing with an institution’s adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state.  LFCC has been approved by Virginia to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education.

Prospective students living outside Virginia interested in degree or certificate programs that require internships, clinicals, or licensure upon graduation should check with their individual states regarding any special limitations on allowable online courses.

Complaint Process

LFCC’s Student Grievance Process for Academic and Non-Academic Decisions is described here https://lfcc.edu/current-students/college-policies/grievance-procedures/   LFCC strives to provide the highest quality educational opportunities available. However, if a conflict does arise, our efforts are meant to resolve your grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner. 

In accordance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), the complaint procedures outlined in the Student Grievance Policy are subject to oversight of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) in complaints arising from students living outside Virginia who are enrolled in online course(s) through LFCC. SCHEV Student Complaint Process. Complaints must follow the college’s customary resolution procedure prior to being referred SCHEV under State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) procedures. Grade appeals and student conduct appeals are not allowed under SARA.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Membership in NC-SARA does not recognize or currently support reciprocity for licensing requirements in other states. Prospective students living outside Virginia interested in degree or certificate programs that require internships, clinicals, or licensure upon graduation should contact their appropriate state licensing board regarding any special limitations on allowable online courses. Some helpful licensing information can be found at https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Plan/licensed-occupations.aspx . Currently, any clinical or internship requirement for LFCC online degrees and certificates must be completed at locations within Virginia.

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