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Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations

ASU Accreditation

Arizona State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The Higher Learning Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This federally-recognized body provides assurance to students, parents and all stakeholders that ASU meets clear quality standards for educational and financial performance, http://www.ncahlc.org/. In addition to ASU's Higher Learning Commission accreditation. many of ASU's academic programs carry specialized accreditation specific to the field. For a list of ASU programs with specialized accreditation, please click here.​

State Authorization

Arizona State University seeks to deliver all of our online programs in every state. We work through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) process and with states directly to ensure that when authorization or licensure is necessary, required approvals are secured. Arizona is a member of SARA and ASU is an approved SARA institution. As such, we adhere to an established common set of standards for offering post-secondary distance education among member states, districts and territories. Participation in SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. While we do monitor the laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and prospective students should check this site often for updates. Arizona State University is currently authorized, licensed, registered, exempt or not subject to approval in all states, with the exceptions noted below in the state-by-state list. It is the student’s responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements in their state of residence. For more information about SARA, please visit http://www.nc-sara.org/.​


Professional Licensure

Important Note for Prospective Students: If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state. It is the student's responsibility to contact the appropriate licensing board in their home state to confirm whether an ASU program will meet the requirements for licensure in that state. For a list of professional licensure contact information, please click here.​

Important note for students interested in pursuing professional educator programs: Educator licensure and certification are regulated individually by State Departments of Education and no two are exactly alike. Students who seek admission to an Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College online program for endorsement or initial educator certification in their home state should contact their home state’s Department of Education for applicable requirements rules and regulations. Students are responsible for determining whether the Teachers College online program will meet their home states’ requirements for certification, licensure, or otherwise advancing a student’s teaching or administrator credentials.

Complaint Resolution

Arizona State University is committed to integrating institutional objectives in innovative ways to demonstrate excellence, access and impact in all of our online programs. We greatly value your student experience and urge all students to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct. Please refer to this website for student expectations and student rights, https://eoss.asu.edu/dos/srr/codeofconduct.

When an issue is brought to our attention, ASU will take appropriate action to seek resolution. Students are encouraged to pursue ASU’s internal grievance procedures for any complaints before contacting external sources for resolution. Often, it is the case that communication with the course instructor is the most direct route to resolving issues. If an issue cannot be resolved at that level, a student may contact the academic unit for guidance.

If the issue involves one of the following, please click on the corresponding link to review the University-wide policy:

University Policy for Student Appeal Procedures on Grades (https://catalog.asu.edu/appeal).

Registration and Drop/Add/Swap after the Published Deadline – SSM 201-05 (http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/ssm/ssm201-05.html).

Withdrawal from Classes (General Policy) – SSM 201-08 (http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/ssm/ssm201-08.html).

Withdrawals after the Published Deadline – SSM 201-14 (http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/ssm/ssm201-14.html).

Tuition Refund Policy (https://students.asu.edu/tuitionrefundpolicy).

If grievances are not satisfactorily resolved after an internal attempt by the University, a complaint may be filed with an agency in the student’s state of residence. Click here to access a list of appropriate contacts from each state in which a student may file a complaint.

Alabama
Arizona State University is authorized by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to offer its programs to residents of Alabama. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Alabama regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Teacher Education: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Prospective Alabama students are advised to contact the Alabama State Superintendent of Education. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama’s test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which Alabama issues a certificate. Applicants for Alabama certification in an area of administration must also document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s). http://www.alsde.edu

Nursing Education: State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. More information can be found at www.abn.alabama.gov

Alaska
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Alaska regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Arizona
Arizona State University is authorized by the Arizona Board of Regents to offer its programs to residents of Arizona. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Arizona regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Arkansas
With the exception of the following programs, Arizona State University is authorized by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer its programs to residents of Arkansas. The programs listed below have not yet been approved to offer to residents, but the process of obtaining approval from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board is underway:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Activity and Social Policy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Community Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Innovation
  • Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Service & Public Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Planning in Urban Planning
  • Graduate Certificate in Biomimicry
  • Graduate Certificate in Biospecimen Repository Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Innovation
  • Graduate Certificate in Innovation Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Molecular, Cellular, Tissue and Biomaterials Engineering
  • Graduate Certificate in Neural Engineering
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Science Research Methods
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology
  • Master of Global Management
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Diagnostics
  • Master of Science in Biomimicry
  • Master of Science in Sociology
  • Master of Science in Sustainability Leadership
  • Master of Science in Technical Communication
  • Master of Social Work

Undergraduate Arkansas students taking general education requirements are required to take either American Government or U.S. History.

Teacher Education: Arizona State University is unable to enroll Arkansas students in Education programs offered by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

California
As an out-of-state public institution, Arizona State University is not under the purview of the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, thus Bureau approval for ASU Online to offer its programs to residents of California is not required. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with California regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Teacher Education: Students seeking initial educator licensure in the State of California after earning their degree from Arizona State University must first earn their educator license from the State of Arizona. Following such Arizona licensure, students can then complete California’s educator reciprocity process to be eligible to teach in California.

Please consult the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing website in order to obtain specific information on the type of credential that pertains to an ASU graduate, along with specific information and documents required to obtain a California teaching credential. The website is available at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/out-of-state.html.

Please note that for individuals seeking an Administrative Services Credential (principal), more requirements and experience for a preliminary credential is required. For more information, please visit the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing website at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl574.pdf.

Colorado
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Colorado regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Connecticut
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in state, ASU is not required by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education to obtain approval from the Office to offer its programs to residents of Connecticut. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Connecticut regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Teacher Education: Students interested in the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education are excluded from enrolling in the Teacher Certification track; Early Childhood Education teacher certification is not available in Connecticut. Additionally, ASU is unable to enroll Connecticut residents into the Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Principalship program.

Delaware
With the exception of the following programs, Arizona State University is in compliance with Delaware regulations to offer programs to residents of the state. The programs listed below have not yet been approved to offer to residents, but an application has been submitted to the Delaware Department of Education and ASU is awaiting final approval from the State:

  • Graduate Certificate in An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Graduate Certificate in K-12 Online Teaching
  • Master of Arts in English as a Second Language
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Principalship
  • Master of Science in the Science of Health Care Delivery
  • Master of Social Work
  • Doctor of Behavioral Health
  • Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

District of Columbia
Arizona State University has been granted the required conditional exemption by the Education Licensure Commission of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington, D.C. to offer its programs to residents of the District. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Washington, D.C. regulations concerning postsecondary distance education. However, due to District regulations regarding licensure following the completion of an online program, the following program cannot be offered by ASU Online residents of D.C.:

  • Master of Social Work

Florida
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in state, ASU is not required by the Florida Commission for Independent Education to obtain approval from the Commission to offer its programs to residents of Florida. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Florida regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Georgia
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in state, ASU is not required by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission to obtain approval from the Commission to offer its programs to residents of Georgia. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Georgia regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Guam
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in Guam, ASU is not required by the Guam Council on Postsecondary Institution Certification to obtain approval from the Council to offer its programs to residents of Guam. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Guam regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Hawaii
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in state, ASU is not required by the Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program to obtain approval from the Program to offer its programs to residents of Hawaii. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Hawaii regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Idaho
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Idaho regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Teacher Education: Students seeking initial educator licensure in the State of Idaho after earning their degree from Arizona State University must first earn their educator license from the State of Arizona. Following such Arizona licensure, students can then complete Idaho's educator reciprocity process, please visit Idaho's State Department of Education website at http://www.sde.idaho.gov/.

Illinois
Arizona State University has been granted the required exemption by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to offer its programs to residents of Illinois. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Illinois regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Teacher Education: Arizona State University is unable to enroll Illinois students in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Principalship program.

Indiana
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Indiana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Iowa
Arizona State University is currently in the process of obtaining authorization to offer distance education programs in Iowa. The required application has been submitted to the Iowa Student Aid Commission and ASU is awaiting final approval from the State.

Teacher Education: ASU Online is approved by the Iowa State Board of Education to offer its teacher and principal preparation programs to residents of Iowa. Iowa students enrolled in educator preparation programs are advised of the following:

  • A student seeking an Iowa educator license is advised that successful completion of an Arizona State University educator preparation program does not qualify you for initial licensure by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
  • A candidate seeking licensure in the State of Iowa must first be licensed/certified as an educator in the state of Arizona. ASU shall assist candidates in contacting the appropriate licensing board in Arizona and will further assist candidates in understanding the requirements of the appropriate licensing board prior to a candidate’s completion of an ASU educator preparation program.
  • Candidates seeking subsequent licensure from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners must contact that Board for Iowa licensure requirements at (515) 281-5849. Additional information is also available athttp://www.boee.iowa.gov/.

Kansas
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Kansas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Teacher Education: Students seeking initial educator licensure in the State of Kansas after earning their degree from Arizona State University must first earn their educator license from the State of Arizona. Following such Arizona licensure, students can then complete Kansas' educator reciprocity process to be eligible to teach in Kansas. For more information on Kansas' educator reciprocity process, please visit Kansas State Department of Education website at http://www.ksde.org/Agency/DivisionofLearningServices/TeacherLicensurean....

Nursing Education: Arizona State University is currently in the process of obtaining approval by the Kansas Board of Nursing to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice program to residents of Kansas.

Kentucky
With the exception of the following programs, Arizona State University is authorized by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer its programs to residents of Kentucky. The programs listed below have not yet been approved to offer to residents, but the process of obtaining approval from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is underway:

  • Master of Social Work
  • Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation

Teacher Education: Except for the Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation and the Master of Education in Educational Technology, Arizona State University is unable to enroll Kentucky students in Education programs offered by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. For the Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation, only the following tracks are offered: Higher Education Change Leadership and Systems, Professional and Reimagined Change (SPARC) Leadership. For the M.Ed. in Educational Technology, only the Instructional Design track is offered in the state of Kentucky.

Louisiana
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Louisiana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Teacher Education: Arizona State University is unable to enroll Louisiana students in Education programs offered by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Nursing Education: Arizona State University is unable to enroll Louisiana students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Nursing Practice in Innovation Leadership programs.

Maine
Arizona State University has provided the Maine Department of Education with information required to operate in the state and thus is authorized by the Department to offer its programs to residents of Maine. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Maine regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Teacher Education: Students seeking initial educator licensure in the State of Maine after earning their degree from Arizona State University must first earn their educator license from the State of Arizona. Following such Arizona licensure, students can then complete Maine’s educator reciprocity process to be eligible to teach in Maine. For more information on Maine’s educator reciprocity process, please visit Maine’s Department of Education website at http://maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/index.html

Nursing Education: To be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, Maine residents who are licensed to practice in the following states must also maintain a license to practice in an additional state not on this list: Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming. For example, a Maine resident licensed to practice in Alaska is not eligible for program admission, per the Maine State Board of Nursing. If that same Maine resident is licensed to practice in Alaska AND also in Arizona, the eligibility criteria is met and the student may enroll.

Maryland
Arizona State University is in compliance with the requirements of the Education Article, Title 11, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland and COMAR 13B.05.01 and is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to enroll Maryland students.

The refund policy for Maryland students is as follows: Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination Tuition Refund: Less than 10% = 90% refund; 10% up to but not including 20% = 80% refund; 20% up to but not including 30% = 60% refund; 30% up to but not including 40% = 40% refund; 40% up to but not including 60% = 20% refund; More than 60% = No refund

Teacher Education: Students interested in the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education may not enroll in the Teacher Certification track; Early Childhood Education teacher certification is not available in Maryland.

Nursing Education: Arizona State University is currently in the process of obtaining approval by the Maryland Board of Nursing to offer the RN-BSN and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs to residents of Maryland.

Massachusetts
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in state, ASU is not required by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to obtain approval from the Board to offer its programs to residents of Massachusetts. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Massachusetts regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Michigan
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in state, ASU is not required by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs-Private Postsecondary Education to obtain approval from the Department to offer its programs to residents of Michigan. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Michigan regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Minnesota
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Minnesota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Teacher Education: Students interested in the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education may not enroll in the teacher certification track. Additionally, ASU is unable to enroll Minnesota students in its Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Principalship program.

Mississippi
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in state, ASU is not required by the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation to obtain approval from the Commission to offer its programs to residents of Mississippi. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Mississippi regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Missouri
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Missouri regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Teacher Education: Students seeking initial educator licensure in the State of Missouri after earning their degree from Arizona State University must first earn their educator license from the State of Arizona. Following such Arizona licensure, students can then complete Missouri’s educator reciprocity process to be eligible to teach in Missouri. For more information on Missouri’s educator reciprocity process, please visit Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website at http://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification

Montana
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Montana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Nebraska
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Nebraska regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Nevada
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Nevada regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

New Hampshire
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with New Hampshire regulations to offer programs to residents of the state. However, due to District regulations regarding licensure following the completion of an online program from an out-of-state institution, the following program cannot be offered by ASU Online to residents of New Hampshire:

  • Master of Social Work

New Jersey
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in the state, ASU is not required by the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education to obtain approval from the Secretary to offer its programs to residents of New Jersey. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with New Jersey regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Teacher Education: Students interested in the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education may not enroll in the Arizona Certification track; Early Childhood Education teacher certification is not available in New Jersey. Additionally, ASU is unable to enroll New Jersey students in its Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Principalship program.

New Mexico
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with New Mexico regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Teacher Education: Students seeking initial educator licensure in the State of New Mexico after earning their degree from Arizona State University must first earn their educator license from the State of Arizona. Following such Arizona licensure, students can then complete New Mexico’s educator reciprocity process to be eligible to teach in New Mexico. For more information on New Mexico’s educator reciprocity process, please visit New Mexico’s Public Education Department, Professional Licensure Bureau website at http://www.ped.state.nm.us/licensure/

New York
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in the state, ASU is not required by the New York Office of College and University Evaluation to obtain approval from the Office to offer its programs to residents of New York. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with New York regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

In compliance with the Division of Professional Education of the New York State Education Department, ASU restricts admissions to the Doctor of Behavioral Health program in New York to prospective students with licensed professional credentials in the following fields:

  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Students of the Doctor of Behavioral Health program are limited to performing activities that fall under the scope of practice for the profession in which they are licensed. Prior to applying to the program, students are strongly encouraged to clarify their scope of practice with the appropriate Board Office of such professions. Professionals in the field of Psychology should address specific scope questions to psychbd@mail.nysed.gov. Professionals in the fields of Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy and Social Work should address specific scope questions to mhpbd@mail.nysed.gov.

Nursing Education: Arizona State University is currently in the process of obtaining approval from the New York Office of the Professions, Board of Nursing to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice program to residents of New York. An application has been submitted to the Office of Professions and Arizona State University is awaiting final approval from the State.

North Carolina
With the exception of the following programs, Arizona State University is in compliance with North Carolina regulations to offer programs to residents of the state. The programs listed below have not yet been approved to offer to residents, but an application has been submitted to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Board of Governors and ASU is awaiting final approval from the State:

  • Graduate Certificate in An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Graduate Certificate in K-12 Online Teaching
  • Master of Arts in English as a Second Language
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Principalship
  • Master of Science in the Science of Health Care Delivery
  • Master of Social Work
  • Doctor of Behavioral Health
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

North Dakota
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with North Dakota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Ohio
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Ohio regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Teacher Education: Students interested in the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education may not enroll in the Teacher Certification track; Early Childhood Education teacher certification is not available in Ohio. Additionally, students seeking initial educator licensure in the State of Ohio after earning their degree from Arizona State University must first earn their educator license from the State of Arizona. Following such Arizona licensure, students can then complete Ohio’s educator reciprocity process to be eligible to teach in Ohio. For more information on Ohio’s educator reciprocity process, please visit Ohio’s Department of Education, Office of Educator Licensure webpage at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure.

Oklahoma
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in the state, ASU is not required by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to obtain approval from the State to offer its programs to residents of Oklahoma. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Oklahoma regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Oregon
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Oregon regulations to offer programs to residents of the state. Arizona State University is in compliance with the requirements of OAR 583-030-0035(18) for Oregon residents’ tuition refund policy. The refund policy for Oregon students is as follows: Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination Tuition Refund: Less than 10% = 90% refund; 10% up to but not including 20% = 80% refund; 20% up to but not including 30% = 60% refund; 30% up to but not including 40% = 40% refund; 40% up to but not including 60% = 20% refund; More than 60% = No refund

Teacher Education: Students seeking initial educator licensure in the State of Oregon after earning their degree from Arizona State University must first earn their educator license from the State of Arizona. Following such Arizona licensure, students can then complete Oregon’s educator reciprocity process to be eligible to teach in Oregon. For more information on Oregon’s educator reciprocity process, please visit Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practice Commission at http://cms.oregon.egov.com/TSPC/pages/index.aspx

Nursing Education: In strict compliance with Oregon Board of Nursing regulations, Arizona State University is only able to admit Oregon students into its Doctor of Nursing Practice program who are willing to complete their required clinical experiences in a state other than Oregon. Should students agree to complete their clinical experiences in another state, two requirements must be met: 1) The student must be currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the selected clinical state; and 2) ASU must be authorized by the clinical state's Board of Nursing to offer its Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Pennsylvania
Arizona State University is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer its programs to residents of Pennsylvania. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Pennsylvania regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Puerto Rico
Arizona State University is in the process of obtaining exemption registration by the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education to offer its degree programs to residents of Puerto Rico. An application for exemption has been submitted and Arizona State University is awaiting final exemption from the Council.

Rhode Island
Arizona State University has been granted the required exemption by the Rhode Island Board for Governors for Higher Education to offer its programs to residents of Rhode Island. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Rhode Island regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Nursing Education: Arizona State University is currently in the process of obtaining approval by the Rhode Island Department of Health, Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education to offer the RN-BSN, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Nursing Practice in Innovation Leadership to residents of Rhode Island.

South Carolina
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in the state, ASU is not required by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education to obtain approval from the Commission to offer its programs to residents of South Carolina. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with South Carolina regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Arizona State University does not imply, promise, or guarantee that credits earned at the University will transfer to other institutions, since such determinations are made according to the policies of the receiving institution. If you are considering transferring to another school, it is your responsibility to determine whether that school will accept your academic credits. You are encouraged to make this determination as early as possible.

South Dakota
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with South Dakota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Tennessee
Because Arizona State University does not have a physical presence in the state, ASU is not required by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to obtain approval from the Commission to offer its programs to residents of Tennessee. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Tennessee regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Nursing Education: Arizona State University is currently in the process of obtaining approval by the Tennessee Department of Health, Board of Nursing to offer the RN-BSN, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Nursing Practice in Innovation Leadership to residents of Tennessee.

Texas
Arizona State University is authorized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer its programs to residents of Texas. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Texas regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Teacher Education: Students seeking initial educator licensure in the State of Texas after earning their degree from Arizona State University must first earn their educator license from the State of Arizona. Following such Arizona licensure, students can then complete Texas’ educator reciprocity process to be eligible to teach in Texas. For more information on Texas’ educator reciprocity process, please visit the Texas Education Agency, Office of Educator Certification website at http://tea.texas.gov/.

Utah
Arizona State University is authorized by the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Consumer Protection to offer its programs to residents of Utah. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Utah regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Teacher Education: Students seeking initial educator licensure in the State of Utah after earning their degree from Arizona State University must first earn their educator license from the State of Arizona. Following such Arizona licensure, students can then complete Utah’s educator reciprocity process to be eligible to teach in Utah. For more information on Utah’s educator reciprocity process, please visit Utah’s Office of Education website at http://www.schools.utah.gov/cert/.

Vermont
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Vermont regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Virgin Islands
Because Arizona State University is approved by the Higher Learning Commission, a crediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, ASU is not required by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education to obtain approval from the Department to offer its programs to residents of the Virgin Islands. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Virgin Islands regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Virginia
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Virginia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Washington State
AAs an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Washington regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Teacher Education: Students interested in the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and the Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Principalship Program should be aware that eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on completion of a Washington state approved educator preparation program. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application from Arizona. Go tohttp://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/outofstate for more information. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for teacher advancement.

Students interested in the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Spectrum Disorders should note that these programs are not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Nursing Education: Arizona State University is currently in the process of obtaining approval by the Washington State Nursing Commission to offer the RN-BSN, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Nursing Practice in Innovation Leadership program to residents of Washington. In strict compliance with the Commission's regulations, ASU cannot accept students who are residents of Washington into undergraduate or graduate nursing programs offered online or through hybrid modes of instruction until such approval is obtained. ASU is expected to earn the Commission's approval shortly.

West Virginia
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with West Virginia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Wisconsin
As an out-of-state public institution, Arizona State University is not under the purview of the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, thus Board approval for ASU to offer its programs to residents of Wisconsin is not required. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Wisconsin regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Wyoming
As an approved SARA institution, Arizona State University is in compliance with Wyoming regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.