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Distance Education State Authorization

State Authorization

State Authorization is the Federal regulation that higher education institutions must obtain state authorization to offer distance or correspondence courses and programs to students in a state in which it is not physically located, i.e. out-of-state students. This is a very dynamic and complex process and West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) is making every effort to demonstrate a 'good faith' effort to comply in each state in which it serves students. Below are two listings. The column on the left lists the states in which WTAMU is authorized, the one on the right lists the states in which WTAMU has not obtained authorization, or where authorization is currently pending or under review

WTAMU actively reviews its obligations in seeking and renewing state authorizations; therefore, these lists are subject to change and may not reflect the most current authorization status. Contact the Office of Admissions (undergraduate) or the Graduate School  or Education on Demand for the most up-to-date WTAMU State Authorization status for your state. 


States in which WTAMU is authorized to grant credit:

States in which WTAMU is NOT authorized to grant credit:

Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
South Carolina
South Dakota
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

Alabama
Arkansas (under review)
Delaware
District of Columbia
Iowa (under review)
Maryland (application pending)
Massachusetts
Michigan (under review)
Minnesota
New Hampshire (under review)
North Carolina (under review)
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island (under review)
Tennessee (under review)
Utah
Vermont (under review)
West Virginia (under review)
Wyoming (application pending)
 

WTAMU monitors the state laws regarding distance education in each state from which a student enrolls.  If authorization becomes necessary in a state, WTAMU will seek the required licensure.