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State Authorizations

If you are a prospective student who will not reside in Mississippi while enrolled in Holmes Community College or online courses, please be aware that many states have prescribed an “authorization” process for out-of-state institutions delivering online programs to its state residents.

Through such processes, states strive to ensure quality post-secondary education, to preserve the integrity of an academic degree and to instill greater consumer protection for its student citizens. Holmes Community College and the Mississippi Virtual Community College have taken steps to protect its students and has been granted authorizations, exceptions and waivers from many states.

However, due to authorization and review processes associated with some states, we may be limited in our ability to accept some distance learning course enrollments.