American Heritage University of Southern California

Consumer Information

Important Disclosures and Information

The information within this page is published in accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965 (amended). Below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to the public by American University of Southern California. Consumer Information Statistics are gathered using industry-standard requirements.

AHUSC Resources

View our Consumer Information Guide
View our Catalog

Students with Disabilities     

In accordance to our Non-Discrimination Policy and commitment to bringing equal and accessible high quality education to all of our students, we have adopted the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) definition which defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.

Who is Eligible?

  • Students with physical disabilities
  • Students with chronic illnesses
  • Students with learning disabilities
  • Students with mental health issues
  • Students with emotional disabilities
  • Students with temporary disabilities
  • i.e. pregnancy, major surgery, major injury, concussion, etc.

 

Accommodations 

AHUSC provides reasonable accommodations in compliance with local, state and federal law. To receive accommodations through AHUSC, a prospective student is required to self-elect to disclose their disability during their application to any of our programs and follow the steps to receive accommodations. Approved accommodation requests submitted after courses have begun will be effective as of the date your completed request was received by our Student Services Department.

AHUSC understands that disabilities can come after enrollment into any of our programs. In such instances, students can use this Disability Accommodation Request Form to complete an Accommodation Request.

Career and Placement Services                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The University does not offer career and placement services.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements 

AHUSC has not entered into any transfer or articulation agreements with any other schools.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

View the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) Website

View the BPPE 2017 Annual Report

View the BPPE Occupation List 

School Performance Fact Sheets

State Authorization – For Online Students from States Other Than California

The U.S. Department of Education requires that any U.S. college or university offering online or distance programs to citizens in a state where it is not physically located to meet those other states' requirements to legally offer postsecondary, online education to their residents. The regulations for authorization vary from state to state.

American Heritage University of Southern California is located in California and can currently offer online programs to students residing in the following U.S. states and territories either through licensure, authorization, or Exemption:

  • Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education - Exempt
  • Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education - Exempt
  • California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education – Authorized
  • Colorado Department of Higher Education, Commission on Higher Education - Exempt
  • Florida Commission for Independent Education - Exempt
  • Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program - Exempt
  • Idaho State Board of Education - Exempt
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education - Exempt
  • Indiana Board for Proprietary Education - Exempt
  • Kansas Board of Regents – Exempt
  • Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education - Exempt
  • Louisiana State Board of Regents - Exempt
  • Maine Department of Education – Exempt
  • Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation - Exempt
  • Missouri Department of Higher Education- Exempt
  • Montana Board of Regents, Office of Commissioner of Higher Education - Authorized
  • Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education - Exempt
  • Nevada State Commission on Postsecondary Education - Exempt
  • New Hampshire Department of Education, Higher Education Commission - Exempt
  • New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education - Exempt
  • Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina – Exempt
  • North Dakota State Board of Higher Education - Exempt
  • Ohio Board of Regents - Exempt
  • Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education - Exempt
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education - Exempt
  • South Carolina Commission on Higher Education - Exempt
  • South Dakota Secretary of State - Exempt
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission - Exempt
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Exempt
  • Utah Division of Consumer Protection - Exempt
  • Vermont Agency of Education - Exempt
  • Virginia State Council of Higher Education – Exempt
  • Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board - Exempt
  • West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission – Exempt
  • Wyoming Department of Education - Exempt

If you are a U.S. citizen, do not reside in California, and are thinking about enrolling in an AHUSC online program, we urge you to review the regulations regarding authorization of your specific state. If you become an AHUSC student and subsequently move to a new state, to avoid any interruptions in your enrollment status, you are responsible for ensuring AHUSC’s program is approved in the new state. Rules and regulations vary by state and could change at any time. All students must update AHUSC records regarding a change of address especially if moving to a different state. You may download the Change of Contact Information Form.

Students and members of the public may file an external complaint with the designated state regulatory agency:

Alaska
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
907.465.6741
http://acpe.alaska.gov/consumerprotection
Arizona
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1740 West Adams Street, Suite 3008
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.542.5709
https://ppse.az.gov/complaint
California
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
PO Box 980818
W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
888.370.7589 or 916.431.6959
http://www.bppe.ca.gov
Colorado
Department of Higher Education
1600 Broadway Rd., Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202
303.862.3001
http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Co mplaints/default.html
Florida
Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
888.224.6684
http://www.fldoe.org/policy/cie/file-acomplaint.stml
Hawaii
Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program
PO Box 541
Honolulu, HI 96809
808.586.7327
http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/studentcomplaint-process/
Idaho
Idaho State Board of Education
Attn: State Coordinator for Private Colleges and Proprietary Schools
P.O. Box 83720
650 W. State St, Suite 307
Boise, ID 83720-0037
208.334.2270
https://boardofed.idaho.gov/
Illinois
Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 E. Adams, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1404
217.557.7359
www.ibhe.org
Indiana
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 W. Ohio St, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.464.4400
https://www.in.gov/bpe/2329.htm
Kentucky
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr., Suite 320
Frankfort, KY 40601-8204
502.573.1555
http://cpe.ky.gov/
Office of the Attorney General
Capitol Suite 118, 700 Capitol Ave.
Frankfort, KY 40601-3449
http://ag.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Louisiana
Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 N. Third St., Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225.342.4253
http://www.regents.la.gov/ Louisiana Attorney General Office, Consumer Protection Section
P.O. Box 94005
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
225.326.6465 https://www.ag.state.la.us/Page/ConsumerDispute
Maine
Maine State Board of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
207.624.6600
Maine Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207.626.8800
http://www.maine.gov/ag/consumer/complai nts/complaint_form.shtml
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
617.994.6950 https://www.mass.edu/forstufam/complaints/ complaints.asp
Mississippi
Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Rd.
Jackson, MS 39211
601.432.6198
http://www.mississippi.edu/mcca/downloads /studentcomplaintform.pdf
Missouri
Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65201
800.473.6757
http://dhe.mo.gov/documents/POLICYONC OMPLAINTRESOLUTIONreviseddraft.pdf
Montana
Montana Board of Regents
Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
560 N. Park Ave
P.O. Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620
406.449.9124
Montana Department of Justice Office of Consumer Protection 555 Fuller Ave
Helena, MT 59620
406.444.4500
https://dojmt.gov/consumer/consumercomplaints/
Nebraska
Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
PO Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
402.471.2847
https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/
Nebraska Attorney General, Consumer
Protection Division
2115 State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
402.471.2683
https://ago.nebraska.gov/consumerprotection
Nevada
Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
8778 So. Maryland Parkway, Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89123
702.486.7330
http://cpe.nv.gov http://cpe.nv.gov/Students/Students_Home/
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603.271.3494
https://www.education.nh.gov/
New Jersey
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
1 John Fitch Plaza
10th floor, PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
609.292.4310
https://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/OS HEComplaintInstructions.shtml
North Carolina
Postsecondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
919.962.4558
https://www.northcarolina.edu/complaints
North Dakota
North Dakota University System
2000 44th St. SW, Suite 301
Fargo, ND 58103
701.328.2960
https://ndus.edu/
Ohio
Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
30 East Broad St, Suite 2481
Columbus, OH 43215
877.275.4219
https://scr.ohio.gov/
Ohio Attorney State General, Consumer Protection Section
30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3400
http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Individ uals-and-Families/Consumers/File-AComplaint.aspx
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education
655 Research Pkwy, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-3603
405.225.9100
https://www.okhighered.org/
Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General,
Consumer Protection Unit
313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
http://www.oag.ok.gov/consumerprotection-unit1
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
717.783.8228
https://www.education.pa.gov/Postsecondar y-Adult/CollegeCareer/Pages/StudentsComplaints.aspx
South Carolina
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady St., Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
803.737.3918
http://www.che.sc.gov/CHE_Docs/Academi cAffairs/License/Complaint_procedures_and_form.pdf
South Dakota
Secretary of State
Capitol Building
500 E. Capitol Ave., Ste 204
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
605.773.3537
https://sdsos.gov/default.aspx
South Dakota Office of Attorney General Division of Consumer Protection
1302 E. Hwy 14 Suite 3
Pierre, SD 57501-8053 605.773.4400
https://atg.sd.gov/complaintform.aspx
Tennessee
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Pkwy, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243
615.741.3605
https://www.tn.gov/thec/bureaus/studentaid-and-compliance/postsecondary-stateauthorization/request-for-complaintreview.html
Texas
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
512.427.6101
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?obje ctid=989FE9A0-2213-11E8-BC500050560100A9
Utah
Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801.530.6601
consumerprotection@utah.gov http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/complai nts/index.html
Virginia
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
James Monroe Building
101 N. Fourteenth St.
Richmond, VA 23219
804.225.2600
https://www.schev.edu/index/students-andparents/resources/student-complaints
Washington
Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502
360.753.7800
http://wsac.wa.gov/protecting-educationconsumers
Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Education
122 W. 25th St, Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307.777.7675
https://edu.wyoming.gov/blog/2018/12/06/st udent-complaint-form
 

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.