State Authorization Regarding Online and Distance Education
Prospective and Current Students: If you live in Connecticut, Delaware or Washington D.C., until further notice you cannot enroll in CU Boulder online courses.
The University of Colorado Boulder must be authorized or exempted from authorization to offer online education to students living outside of Colorado. Students living in Connecticut, Delaware, or Washington D.C., cannot enroll in any online course, program, certificate, or degree offered by the University. The University is currently not authorized or exempted from authorization to provide online education in these states. It is our hope and expectation that these states will become members of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (see “Additional Information About CU Boulder’s Status” discussion below) very soon and CU Boulder will become authorized to offer online learning in those states. We will update this web site as soon as this happens in any of the above states.
Other Restrictions on Enrollment and Activity: Kentucky and North Carolina
Prospective and current students cannot enroll in or satisfy any component in a course, program, certificate, or degree that requires them to participate in an internship, field experience, or any activity that would physically occur on-the-ground in either Kentucky or North Carolina.
We will update this web site as soon as we become aware of changes in these restrictions.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Prospective and current students interested in courses, programs, certificates, or degrees that lead to professional licensure must understand their state licensing board’s requirements prior to enrolling. Learn more about professional licensure.
Students are advised to contact the state authorization compliance specialist about information regarding their specific state of current or intended residence.
Additional Information About CU Boulder’s Status Regarding Authorizations in Other States
In February 2015, the University became a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative. Operating under NC-SARA allows the University to offer online education to students living in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
The University is exempt from authorization and may enroll students living in California, Hawaii, Kentucky*, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina*, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.