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Eligibility FOr ONline Programs by State of Residence

Due to amendments to the federal Higher Education Act, all institutions offering online education must seek licensure approval from each state in which it is not physically located if it wishes to provide residents of those states with online education. At this time the University of Northern Colorado is unable to accept applications for admission to online courses or programs from students residing in the following few states:

If your state of residence is NOT listed below, you ARE eligible to apply to UNC Online programs.

States From Which We Cannot Admit Students *UNTIL* Summer 2016 Admission and Beyond

Arkansas, Maryland, Ohio and Tennessee

Most states are now members of NC-SARA, a council that helps states consolidate the oversight of distance education programs. UNC is currently in the application process to gain NC-SARA eligibility to provide online education to residents of these states by Summer term 2016. If you are a resident of these state and have any questions about when you will be eligible to apply please contact Kristy Gismot at kristy.gismot@unco.edu

States from Which We Cannot Accept Any Applications for Online Programs

The processes and fees in certain states remain a barrier to our ability to serve students from two states. If you reside in one of the state below, and would like to encourage your state to become a member of NC-SARA please contact your representative.


Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Contact: Sarah Levy, J.D.
Director of Postsecondary Licensing
502-573-1555, ext. 350

North Carolina

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors
Contact: Terrence Scarborough, MPA
Licensure Specialist