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Institutional Accreditation and Out-of-State Authorization / Registration

Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

As of Fall 2014, Pfeiffer University’s Out-of-State registration for Maryland is in progress.
Pfeiffer University is committed to comply with regulations and requirements as stipulated by the State of Maryland, regarding the distance learning programs.

Pfeiffer University Public Complaint Policy

Pfeiffer University recognizes the value of information provided by students, employees, and the general public in assessing the Institution’s performance. This process is for the purpose of addressing significant violations of the institution’s standards, policies, and procedures and is not a forum for addressing grievances. Pfeiffer has established grievance procedures for students and employees and expects individuals to attempt to resolve grievance issues through procedures established according to the situation.

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Pfeiffer University Refund Policy

Pfeiffer University has established a fair and equitable refund policy in accordance with the requirements of the University's accrediting agency. This policy pertains to all students who cease attendance in all classes, either through withdrawal or without notification. It is always the student's responsibility to withdraw from unwanted courses. Withdrawal forms are available at my.pfeiffer and the Office of the Registrar, Administration Building, Room 206.

State of Maryland Complaint Policy

For unresolved complaints about Pfeiffer University, Maryland residents can contact the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission, following the complaint procedure published by the Office of the Attorney General.

Pfeiffer University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints should be directed to:

Maryland Attorney General Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 528-8662 or (888) 743-0823 (toll free)

State of Maryland Refund Policy

Pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations 13B.05.01, Pfeiffer University's fully online programs will follow the Maryland refund policy, for residents of Maryland. The minimum refund policy that shall be paid to a Maryland student who withdraws or is terminated after completing only a portion of a course, program, or term within the applicable billing period is as follows.

Maryland Refund

A refund due to a Maryland student shall be based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within 60 days from the data of withdrawal or termination.

Pfeiffer University and Gray Stone Day School to offer dual-enrollment to students

Gray StonePfeiffer University and Gray Stone Day School have begun a dual-enrollment program, launching in January 2015, which allows eligible high school seniors from Gray Stone to take college-level courses at Pfeiffer. Under this arrangement, students will earn transferable college credit when they pass their courses.

On Tues., Dec. 16, 11 a.m., Pfeiffer and Gray Stone will sign an agreement officially marking the beginning of their partnership. The signing ceremony will take place in the President’s Office, Administration Building, 2nd floor.


Pfeiffer University’s teacher education programs receive national accreditation through 2021

CAEPPfeiffer University’s teacher education programs have received accreditation for the next seven years (until 2021) under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in P-12 student learning.

The division of education at Pfeiffer University continued its accreditation at the initial (undergraduate) teacher preparation and advanced (graduate) preparation levels, indicating that these programs meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community.


Athletics inducts new members to Hall of Fame

005-Pfeiffer Athletics- Sean Meyers PhotographyOn Fri., Dec. 5, the Pfeiffer University department of Athletics inducted three individuals and the 1992 men’s basketball team into the Sports Hall of Fame. New members include Rex Mitchell ’74, basketball, who was recognized for his career as a high school basketball, cross country and track and field coach for Surry Central High School in Dobson, N.C.; Jimmy Lee Waugh ’79, baseball, who played professionally for the Toronto Blue Jays and coached for Limestone College and Belmont Abbey College; and Beth Bennett Welsh ’79, swimming, who was a national qualifier and state champion in the 50- and 100-yard backstroke, 200- and 500 yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relay.


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