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Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations

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/.

State Authorization

Arizona State University seeks to deliver all of our online programs in every state. When authorization or licensure is necessary or becomes necessary, Arizona State University works to obtain the required approvals. While we 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 listed below. It is the student’s responsibility to note current circumstances or special requirements listed by state, below:

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.

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
Arizona State University’s online distance education programs are exempt from authorization requirements in the state of Alaska under AS 14.48 because the programs are online or do not have a physical presence in the state of Alaska.

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

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

The following programs have not yet been approved by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board for ASU Online to offer to residents of Arkansas. All of the programs listed below have an application submitted to the Board and ASU Online is awaiting final approval from the State:

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Business Data Analytics
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Homeland Security
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Journalism
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Corrections Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Law Enforcement Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Power Generation
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Community
  • Graduate Certificate in Statistics
  • Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Technology and Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

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

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 for ASU Online 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.

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

Delaware
Arizona State University is currently in the process of obtaining approval by the Delaware Department of Education to offer the following programs to residents of Delaware:

  • 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
  • Doctor of Behavioral Health
  • 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.

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 for ASU Online 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 for ASU Online 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 for ASU Online 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 for ASU Online to offer its programs to residents of Hawaii. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Hawaii regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Idaho
Arizona State University has been approved by the Idaho State Board of Education to offer its online programs to the residents of Idaho.

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
This institution is authorized by:
The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W. Ohio St., Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984

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
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.

Arizona State University is currently in the process of obtaining approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to offer the following programs with a practicum/experiential to residents of Kansas:

  • 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
  • Doctor of Behavioral Health
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

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

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

Louisiana
Arizona State University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

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

Nursing Education: Arizona State University is unable to enroll 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: In strict compliance with the Maine State Board of Nursing's regulations, ASU cannot accept students into the Doctor of Nursing Practice program who are only licensed to practice in the following states: 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 or Wyoming. In order to be eligible for DNP program admission, students who are licensed in any of the states listed above must also maintain a license to practice in an additional state not included in the aforementioned list. For example, an individual who is only licensed to practice in Alaska is not eligible for program admission. Conversely, an individual who is licensed to practice in Alaska as well as in Arizona meets the necessary criteria for program eligibility.

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 are excluded from enrolling 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.

The following programs have not yet been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for ASU to offer to residents of Maryland:

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Business Data Analytics
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business (Global Leadership)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business (Global Logistics)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business (Retail Management)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business (Sustainability)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Health
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Journalism
  • Graduate Certificate in Corrections Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Criminal Sentencing and Criminal Advocacy
  • Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language
  • Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Law Enforcement Administration
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Legal Studies
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Master of Science in Human Nutrition (Dietetics)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Massachusetts
The following programs have not yet been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education for ASU Online to offer to residents of Massachusetts:

  • 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
  • Doctor of Behavioral Health
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

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 for ASU Online to offer its programs to residents of Michigan. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Michigan regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Minnesota
Arizona State University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to 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.

Per the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Minnesota residents who enroll in an ASU Online undergraduate program will be required to complete at least the minimum number of credits identified in each of the following four categories in order to satisfy the Minnesota Degree Standards: Communication, Natural Sciences/Mathematics, Humanities, and Social Science. Please check the Minnesota Degree Standards to ensure compliancy. Additionally, computer classes are not considered General Education classes in Minnesota and History classes are considered Social Science classes.

The following programs have not yet been approved by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for ASU Online to offer to residents of Minnesota:

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Business Data Analytics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Health
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Graduate Certificate in Criminal Sentencing and Criminal Advocacy
  • Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language
  • Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Teacher Education*: Students interested in the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education are excluded from enrolling 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 for ASU Online to offer its programs to residents of Mississippi. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Mississippi regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

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

Montana

Arizona State University is authorized by the Montana Board of Regents of the Montana University System to offer its degree programs to residents of Montana.

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

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

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

New Hampshire
Arizona State University has been granted administrative approval by the New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission to offer its online programs to residents or New Hampshire.

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 for ASU Online 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 are excluded from enrolling in the Arizona Certification track; Early Childhood Education teacher certification is not available in New Jersey.

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

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 for ASU Online 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 they are licensed in. 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.

North Carolina
The following programs have not yet been approved by the Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina for ASU to offer to residents of North Carolina:

  • 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
  • Doctor of Behavioral Health
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

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

Nursing Education:Arizona State University is currently in the process of obtaining approval by the North Dakota Board of Nursing to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Nursing Practice in Innovation Leadership programs to residents of North Dakota.

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

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

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

The Master of Science in the Science of Health Care Delivery has not yet been approved by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for ASU to offer to Oregon residents. The required application has been submitted to the Commission and ASU Online is awaiting final approval from the State.

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 athttp://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.

Nursing Education: Arizona State University is currently in the process of obtaining approval by the Pennsylvania Department of State, State Board of Nursing to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Nursing Practice in Innovation Leadership programs to residents of Pennsylvania.

Puerto Rico
Arizona State University is in the process of obtaining exemption registration by the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education for ASU Online to offer its degree programs to residents of Puerto Rico.

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

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 for ASU Online 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 programs 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://www.tea.state.tx.us/index.aspx.

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

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 for ASU Online to offer its programs to residents of the Virgin Islands. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Virgin Islands regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

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

Washington State
Arizona State University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Arizona State University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

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

Nursing Education: We are currently in the process of obtaining approval by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice program to residents of West Virginia.

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 Online to offer its programs to residents of Wisconsin is not required. Therefore, ASU is in compliance with Wisconsin regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

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

*Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College – All Online Programs
Arizona State University is in the process of obtaining state authorization to offer its Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College programs in states outside of Arizona. Educator licensure and certification are regulated individually by State Departments of Education and no two are exactly alike. States have differing levels of licensure and/or certification requirements. 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.

State Contact Information

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education’s Program Integrity Rule, each institution of higher education is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state. Students are encouraged to utilize Arizona State University’s internal complaint or review policies and procedures prior to filing a complaint with a state agency. Click here to access a list of contacts from each state in which a student may file a complaint.