Florida Atlantic University (FAU) State Authorization Status

Florida Atlantic University is authorized to teach distance learning classes in all states. Licensure differs from state to state. Prospective students from the following degrees should seek additional information.

This degree fulfills the educational requirements to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Florida and many of the states that have adopted the AICPA’s 150 credit-hour requirement. Students are encouraged to check with the state board of accountancy in the state in which they plan to practice regarding specific course requirements.
This degree fulfills the educational requirements to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Florida and many of the states that have adopted the AICPA’s 150 credit-hour requirement. Students are encouraged to check with the state board of accountancy in the state in which they plan to practice regarding specific course requirements.
Nursing students should ensure that any degree program they consider is recognized by their state’s licensing board. We have a list of states that do not offer this licensure upon completion of this degree.

  • Delaware
  • Iowa
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Washington
  • West Virginia

Complaint Resolution

FAU has developed procedures for purposes of responding to and resolving grievances.  Complaints regarding student grades or student conduct violations are governed by institutional regulations and policies, which include the following:

FAU Regulation 4.002 – Student Academic Grievance Procedures for Grade Reviews

FAU Regulation 4.001 – Code of Academic Integrity

FAU Regulation 4.007 – Student Code of Conduct

FAU policies and procedures related to the prohibition of unlawful discrimination or harassment include the following: FAU Regulation 5.010 –

Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment

University Policy 1.15 – Prohibited Sexual Conduct

Additionally, the FAU Office of the Ombuds works to solve problems, to allay frustration, and to advise those requesting help, either before or after existing processes are used.  Information about the University Ombuds is available at http://www.fau.edu/ombuds/.  Additional information on academic policies and regulations is available in the University Catalog and all University Regulations and Policies.

Students who have a complaint about their educational experience at FAU that is not resolved through internal University procedures may contact the following agencies for assistance:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
www.sacscoc.org/pdf/081705/complaintpolicy.pdf

State University System of Florida
Board of Governors
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1614
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
www.flbog.edu/contact/_doc/ComplaintFormRevisedFinal.pdf

Office for Civil Rights – Atlanta Office
U.S. Department of Education
61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T10
Atlanta, Georgia  30303-8927
Telephone: 404-974-9406
Fax: 404-974-9471; TDD: 877-521-2172
Email: OCR.Atlanta@ed.gov

Distance Education students, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non‐instructional complaints to the FL‐SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL‐SARA Complaint Process page.

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

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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