As a regionally accredited public college that participates in federal financial aid programs, ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé works to ensure that it provides students with accurate and complete regulatory information. This includes documenting compliance with the state laws in any states where educational programming is offered as required by the U.S. Department of Education's program Integrity Rules. Not all states require state specific authorizations and the activities that require authorization vary from state to state. Please direct any questions related to state authorizations to the Coordinator of State Authorizations, Tamara Broadnax.
Disclosures and Student Complaints
Important Note for Prospective Students
If you are considering an online program that leads to a professional license in a state other than Alabama, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state to seek information and additional guidance before beginning the program. For licensing board contact information, licensure requirements and program approval status, please see below.
Public Disclosure of Licensure Programs
- Bachelors of Social Work
- Alternative Class A Physical Education
- Class A Physical Education
- Class B Physical Education
- Master of Science Athletics Training
- Master of Social Work
- Surveying and Geomatics Sciences
- Class B Health Education
- School Counseling Class A , Graduate
- School Counseling Class AA, EDS
- Graduate Rehabilitation Counseling
- Graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Online Nursing Programs
Professional Licensure Directory
The following contact information is for five programs that lead to a professional license. NC-SARA data shows that the vast majority of the programs leading to licensure among participating institutions are in five fields:
- Social work
- Teacher Education
This resource will NOT house regulations or requirements. It is exclusively general contact information.
Students who enroll in a ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé course who have a complaint about a course or experience should follow ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈéâ€™s complaint policy. If a student located in a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements () state has a complaint about ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé, complaints must first go through the complaint policy referenced above. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of that process, a complaint involving allegations of fraudulent activity, including the provision of false or misleading information, may be brought to the . The SARA portal entity in the state where the student is located will be notified that the complaint was received and may assist as needed. Resolution of the complaint by the SARA portal entity in the institution's home state is final.
Examples of types of student complaints that may be brought to a SARA portal entity include, but are not limited to, complaints regarding accuracy of job placement data, tuition or fee information, accreditation, whether a program meets licensure requirements or course transfer information. Grade appeals and student conduct appeals are not allowed under SARA.
ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé provides global access to its online degree programs. While we carefully track issues related to international authorization and licensure, it is a studentâ€™s responsibility to understand requirements related to whether an online degree will be recognized in a country other than the United States or how the collection of student data may be used in another country. Some countries may not formally recognize foreign online degrees, which may have implications for students who later seek to enroll in other educational programs or for those who seek employment with that countryâ€™s government or other employers requiring specific credentials.
International students considering an academic program that leads to a professional license should first confirm with the appropriate professional licensing board in their country of residence or the country where they intend to work as to whether a ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé online degree will be recognized when seeking licensure or certification.
State Contact Information for Grievances
Alabama students (and those in the states listed below that have reciprocity with Alabama) who have not reached a satisfactory resolution upon completion of the institutional grievance process may file a complaint with the .
ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the . Click on the State Authorization link.
Affected students enrolled in out-of-state online college programs can file complaints at , or call the Departmentâ€™s Consumer Information Center at (833) 942-1120.
The California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education does not regulate out-of-state public institutions. Therefore, Bureau approval for ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé to offer distance education programs to students located in California is not required.
ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Florida Commission on Higher Education. Click on the .
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ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the .
ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé is a participating member in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. SARA is overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and administered by four regional education compacts. For the State of Alabama, this is the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).
Once a state has joined SARA, and then subsequently approves a school or college as a participating institution, a university may offer distance education to students residing in SARA participating states. Approved institutions will have no restrictions on advertising, marketing, program offerings and minimal restrictions on clinical practice and internships (no greater than 10 students at one location).
The following states are SARA Authorized for ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming
For a list of Alabama approved institutions, see: .
For a list of currently approved institutions and participating states, see: .
Additional measures are required for students that currently reside in a state not participating in SARA. If you are a student who currently resides in a state not listed and would like to take a class at ÎÞÂë¾ÞÈé, please contact the Coordinator of State Authorizations, Tamara Broadnax.
We are also currently investigating any additional state-by-state considerations for programs that include licensure, practicums and internships that may affect the ability to serve students in certain states for particular programs. If you have any questions about your eligibility for a program that includes licensure, practicum or internship, please contact the Coordinator of State Authorizations, Tamara Broadnax.
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