State Authorizations

State Authorization Documentation

Alabama

Approval Received from State 9/6/2012. Second application in progress.

Sent application to UW System (4/27/14). They are submitting to state.

Alaska

In compliance.

Exempt per letter in file 05/25/11  Follow up on internships sent 7/12/13.

Exempt per letter in file 02/20/14

Arizona

In compliance. Based on the information provided in your letter, the operation of all the institutions listed would not require licensure by this Board at this time. Persons who are not operating private postsecondary programs under the Board’s jurisdiction are not required by law to obtain a statement of exemption or waiver from the Board. Similarly, the Board is not required to issue statements of exemption or waiver. (UW System)

Arkansas

Application in progress, sent letter of intent. Regulates all areas. 

Sent Letter of Intent 3/4/14. Submitted applic. on 5/1/14

California

In compliance. Public institutions and institutions with no physical presence in California are not required to seek approval to operate in California. Exempt per email on file 7/11/12.

Colorado

In compliance. Approval Received from State 10/21/11.

Received email 3/25/14 that we are still compliant.

Connecticut

In compliance. Approval Received from State 11/22/11.

Sent email 2/7/14. They indicated we are still compliant.

Delaware

In compliance. Approval Received from State 05/11/12.

District of Columbia

In general compliance.

Sent app. for internships 5/22/14

 

Florida

In general compliance. Approval Received from State 10/25/11. Faculty can monitor internships only.

Since we only monitor students in practicums, etc., so no face to face contact, received response (3/20/14) that we are okay for internships.

Georgia

In compliance. No further action required to provide online,  distance, or correspondence education to Georgia residents. 

Sent Chancellor's letter - 2/12/14. Approval received from state - 2/24/14

Hawaii

In compliance.

Idaho

In compliance. UW-System requested exemption 11/23/11. Approval Received from State 7/23/12.

Illinois

In compliance. Approval Received from State 7/11/12.

Still okay if faculty are not providing oversight of students' experiences in Illinois.

Indiana

In compliance. Approval Received from State 6/25/12.

Okay since internships are not considered physical presence.

Iowa

Application in process.

Application filled out and sent 2/4/14 with $1,000. Waiting for approval. Then need to send $1,000 when approved.

Kansas

Compliant except for internships 6/15/12.  

Sent in initial inquiry noting we have internships and direct market (4/3/14). State responded "at this time, your school does not need to apply with the Kansas Board of Regents for a Certfiicate of Approval. In 2 years we would like for you to check back with us to see if your situation has changed significantly."

Kentucky

Compliant except for internships 7/11/12. Full application in progress.

Received approval for programs with internships 8/4/14. Can only direct advertise to these programs. Large fee per program approval.

Louisiana

General compliance. Application in progress for full compliance. 

Received licensure on 6/6/14. Can have internships and direct market.

Maine

In general compliance.

Approval Received from State 11/7/11. Full application in process.

Follow up on internships resent 2/12/14. Sent new survey and waiting for response from state.

 

Maryland

In general compliance. Application in progress for internships offered.

Send application 3/3/14. Surety bond being sent also. Won't apply for internship approval until needed - costly.

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Massachusetts

General compliance. “Request for initial licensure: $10,000 plus $2,000 for each degree requested at the same time if more than one plus $4,000 annual fee for the first five years following initial licensure. Correspondence continuing for clarification of needed items for application.

Large cost. Will apply for internships if needed.

Michigan

In compliance. Approval or licensure by the State of Michigan is not required to provide online instruction to Michigan residents unless the school has a physical presence in the state. Physical presence does not include conducting courses such as internships, clinicals, practicum’s, etc.  An institution having faculty working from the state requires approval if the institution wishes to incorporate or file a certificate of authority to operate. Advertising is allowed without approval or licensure.  Student recruiters that work in the state must be registered unless the institution is authorized to award bachelor degrees or higher by its home state. Exempt - no change.

Okay. Physical presence does not include conducting courses such as internships, clinicals, practicum’s, etc. An institution having faculty working from the state requires approval if the institution wishes to incorporate or file a certificate of authority to operate.

Minnesota

In compliance. UW-Stout is registered as a public institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Mississippi

In compliance. Approval Received from State 7/2/12.

Chancellor's letter sent. Approval received 2/18/14

Missouri

Application in progress. Regulations have changed since first approval. General Approval Received from State 1/9/12.

Regulations changed. Submitted application & fee (3/12/14) and waiting on approval.

Montana

In compliance. Approval Received from State 5/12/12.

Okay - Nothing needed for coop/internships

Nebraska

In compliance. Approval Received from State 5/21/12.

Okay - Nothing needed for coop/internships

Nevada

In compliance. Approval Received from State 6/6/12.

License received 6/20/14. Can do internships & market.

New Hampshire

In general compliance. Full application in progress for full approval of internships, externships, practicums or clinicals.

Applied for internships 7/1/14. Received approval 8/5/14

New Jersey

In compliance. Approval Received from State 10/27/11.

Okay - An coop or internship will not establish physical presence as long as the student-supervisor relationship is conducted on a one-to-one basis (no group gatherings or review sessions) and the supervisor is not an employee or only a temporary employee.

New Mexico

In general compliance. Full application in progress.

Applied for internships 7/9/14
Received provisional approval 8/12/14

 

New York

In compliance.

In short, you DO NOT need to apply for approval from the NYS Education Department if your institution merely: 1) communicates electronically with students in New York State (e.g., by computer or broadcast) in ways that do NOT involve an instructional site or an organized group activity; 2) Advertises in New York State media; 3) Recruits students, e.g., at college fairs, job fairs, or tradeshows; 4) Conducts alumni activities within the State, such as alumni clubs. Request for clarification, application, exemption, and fees to hold internships 7/10/13.

Okay, do not trigger physical presence. (None of our programs lead to licensure in NY.) See 8/1/14 memo from state.

North Carolina

In general compliance. Full application in process.

The Board of Governors has made the following determinations in the past regarding online post-secondary degree activity:  • Activities which require licensure: practicums, clinical experiences, and student teaching. • Activities which do not require licensure: proctored exams, attendance at college fairs, adjunct faculty residing in North Carolina and teaching an online course. Request for clarification, application, exemption, and fees to hold internships 7/10/13. Application in progress.

Need to apply for internships. Need to meet w/them in NC.

North Dakota

In compliance. Approval Received from State 3/15/12.

Exempt. Practicums, etc. okay if it's the only physical presence (listed on application submitted).

Ohio

In general compliance. Full application in progress.

Approval received 7/1/14. Need to send in payment yet.

 


 

Oklahoma

General compliance. Full compliance if a student finds own internship/coop. Faculty living in the state is a trigger for physical presence.

Okay if internship onus is on the student for identifying and securing these agreements.

Oregon

Application in progress.

All institutions wishing to have documented state approval to offer online degree programs and courses to Oregon students from outside the state must submit a complete application (using the Initial Approval Request form) which will be reviewed by ODA to determine whether the school is eligible for exemption or subject to state authorization under Oregon rules. Follow up and application resent 7/12/13.  

Sent application 5/13/14. MS VR only

Pennsylvania

In compliance. Approval Received from State 1/20/12 &10/22/12  Follow up sent 7/12/13  6/30/13.

Registered each program/course - 2/27/14 and 6/24/14. Internship then ok if no paid representative in the state.

Rhode Island

In general compliance. If UW-Stout does not have a physical presence in Rhode Island, no further action on your part is required.  Need to apply if offering a coop or internship that involves paid employees/reps from UW-Stout. Clarification of paid employee location was sent 7/12/13.

Okay. Physical presence does not include conducting courses such as internships, etc. when faculty are only involved from a distance and not physically present in state.

South Carolina

In compliance.

Okay. The Commission does not require licensing of institutions where a practicum or clinical experience is in S.Carolina or that offer programs online or at a distance where the sole activity is employment of faculty members who are residents of S.Carolina.

South Dakota

In compliance.

Approval received 7/15/13.

Okay. Email (2/7/14) any type of coop or internship experience would not trigger a need for authorization

Tennessee

In compliance.

Since students are free to choose sites, no physical presence is created (per email 2/14/14 from Lindsey Vaughan)

 

Texas

In compliance. December 8, 2011 The Coordinating Board considers exempt those institutions that are accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Board and that have no physical presence as defined in 7.3 (29). No further action is required. Per email 8/1812.

Physical presence defined as: While in Texas a paid representative of the school conducts teaching or proctoring courses including internships.

Utah

General Compliance, Full application in progress.

Received letter (4/21/14) that we continue to be exempt.

Vermont

In compliance.

No physical presence in VT — no need to register.

Okay. If internship does not involve paid employees in Vermont, is not considered physical presence.

Virginia

In compliance.

If an out-of-state institution does not plan to operate a facility in Virginia and/or the mechanism by which instruction is initiated (server) is not located within Virginia, the school does not meet Virginia’s criterion of physical presence. No Change.

Okay. Having Virginia residents participate in coop or internships would not constitute physical presence for state authorization purposes.

Washington

In general compliance. Full application in progress.

Need to apply for internships per 6/6/14 email. Sent in app. 8/1/14.

West Virginia

General compliance. Full application in progress.

Approval received 8/12/14

Wisconsin

In compliance.

Wyoming

Application in progress.

Sent in application (4/10/14)

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