Florida Atlantic University (FAU) State Authorization Status
State Authorization of Distance Education is a requirement in all U.S. States. Many of these state laws and regulations also apply to online, distance and correspondence educational instruction offered in that state. To be legally authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction in a state, post-secondary educational institutions must receive such authorization. Florida Atlantic University and its online/distance educations programs must be authorized in certain states prior to offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states.

Florida Atlantic University’s goals are to deliver all of its online programs in every state. However, the complexity of requirements in some states, including differing requirements by academic programs, makes this impractical. FAU’s online courses and programs are approved in the following states. From the list below, please click on the state in which you currently reside and review its current status, including any special requirements for your academic program. If your state is not currently listed, please check back as the information changes often.

Alabama

Residents of Alabama may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
Alaska
Residents of Alaska – No restrictions.
Arizona
Residents of Arizona – No restrictions.
Arkansas
Residents of Arkansas – No restrictions.
California
Residents of California – No restrictions.
Colorado
Residents of Colorado – No restrictions.
Connecticut
Residents of Connecticut – No restrictions.
Delaware

Residents of Delaware may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
District of Columbia
Residents of District of Columbia – No restrictions.
Georgia
Residents of Georgia – No restrictions.
Hawaii
Residents of Hawaii – No restrictions.
Idaho
Residents of Idaho – No restrictions.
Illinois
Residents of Illinois – No restrictions.
Indiana
Residents of Indiana – No restrictions.
Iowa

Residents of Iowa may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
Kansas
Residents of Kansas – No restrictions.
Kentucky

Residents of Kentucky may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
Louisiana

Residents of Louisiana may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
Maine
Residents of Maine – No restrictions.
Maryland

Residents of Maryland may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
Massachusetts

Residents of Massachusetts may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
Michigan
Residents of Michigan – No restrictions.
Minnesota
Residents of Minnesota may not enroll in any Distance Learning programs at Florida Atlantic University.
Mississippi
Residents of Mississippi – No restrictions.
Missouri
Residents of Missouri – No restrictions.
Montana
Residents of Montana – No restrictions.
Nebraska
Residents of Nebraska – No restrictions.
Nevada

Residents of Nevada may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
New Hampshire

Residents of New Hampshire may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
New Jersey
Residents of New Jersey – No restrictions.
New Mexico
Residents of New Mexico – No restrictions.
New York
Residents of New York – No restrictions.
North Carolina

Residents of North Carolina may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
North Dakota
Residents of North Dakota – No restrictions.
Ohio

Residents of Ohio may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
Oklahoma
Residents of Oklahoma – No restrictions.
Oregon

FAU is not authorized to offer distance learning courses/programs in the state of Oregon.

Pennsylvania
Residents of Pennsylvania – No restrictions.
Rhode Island
Residents of Rhode Island – No restrictions.
South Carolina
Residents of South Carolina – No restrictions.
South Dakota
Residents of South Dakota – No restrictions.
Tennessee

Residents of Tennessee may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
Texas
Residents of Texas – No restrictions.
Utah
Residents of Utah – No restrictions.
Vermont
Residents of Vermont – No restrictions.
Virginia
Residents of Virginia – No restrictions.
Washington

Residents of Washington may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
West Virginia

Residents of West Virginia may enroll in all Distance Learning programs and courses with the exception of the following nursing programs:

  • RN-BSN
  • Masters of Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • Masters in Holistic Nursing
  • Masters in Clinical Nurse Leadership
Wisconsin
Residents of Wisconsin – No restrictions.
Wyoming
Residents of Wyoming – No restrictions.

Complaint Resolution Contacts by State

FAU students residing outside the State of Florida who desire to resolve a grievance are encouraged to follow the University’s Student Grievance Process.

If an issue cannot be resolved internally, a complaint may be filed with the State of Florida University SystemFAU’s accrediting agency, FAU’s accreditation agency, or the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in a student’s state. Out of state Distance Learning students needing further resolution,use the following PDF to find your  home state agency:

Student Complaint by State and Agency form

Florida Atlantic University Accreditation

Florida Atlantic University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges,1866 Southern Lane,Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels, including the Doctor of Medicine. Information regarding SACS’ complaint process can be found on the SACS website under Complaint Procedures.

Florida Atlantic University participates in the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus. Electronic Campus Logo, EC

Helpful Resources and Information:

Contact Us:

Phone: (855) 903-8575  FAX: (561)297-4851
eMailelearning@fau.edu
Center for eLearning, IS4, Rm 209
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431