State Authorizations

State Authorization Documentation

Alabama

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

Alaska

In compliance.

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

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.

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.

Connecticut

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

Delaware

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

District of Columbia

In general compliance.

 

Florida

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

Georgia

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

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.

Indiana

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

Iowa

Application in process.

Kansas

Compliant except for internships 6/15/12.

Kentucky

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

Louisiana

General compliance. Application in progress for full compliance.

Maine

In general compliance.

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

Maryland

In general compliance. Application in progress for internships offered.

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.

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.

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.

Missouri

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

Montana

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

Nebraska

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

Nevada

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

New Hampshire

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

New Jersey

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

New Mexico

In general compliance. Full application in progress.

 

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.

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.

North Dakota

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

Ohio

In general compliance. Full application in progress.

 


 

Oklahoma

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

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.

Pennsylvania

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

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.

South Carolina

In compliance.

South Dakota

In compliance.

Approval received 7/15/13.

Tennessee

In compliance.

 

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.

Utah

General Compliance, Full application in progress.

Vermont

In compliance.

No physical presence in VT — no need to register.

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.

Washington

In general compliance. Full application in progress.

West Virginia

General compliance. Full application in progress.

Wisconsin

In compliance.

Wyoming

Application in progress.

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