State Authorizations

State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a university’s adherence to state requirements for universities to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Amended 2010.

Institutions offering distance education courses or programs must provide current and prospective students with the contact information for filing complaints with the university, its accrediting agency, and with the state agencies that handle complaints in the students' state of residence.

North Carolina A&T State University is currently exempt or not subject to approval to offer online courses, degree programs, and certificate programs via distance education in the following states. If you reside in any of the states listed below, you may register for N.C. A&T’s online classes, assuming all admission requirements and pre- or co-requisites are met:

  • Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington (Electronics Technology, Geomatics, Environmental Safety & Health, Information Technology, and Technology Management only), West Virginia, Wisconsin

Due to higher education regulations, N.C. A&T cannot accept applications for admission or allow registration for online courses, degree programs or certificate programs for students residing in:

  • Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming

N.C. A&T will continue to monitor developments in state laws in each state in which it enrolls students and, if authorization or licensure is (or becomes) necessary, will obtain those additional approvals.

For more information about our online programs, visit A&T Online or call 336-256-0355.