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State Authorization Regarding Online and Distance Education

Prospective and Current Students: The following information explains the University of Colorado Boulder’s status with regard to offering online education to students living outside of Colorado. As of September 1, 2016, students living in any state may now enroll in all online courses, programs, certificates or degrees offered by the University of Colorado Boulder. See below for more information and for any possible restrictions you might encounter.

Additional Information About CU Boulder’s Status Regarding Authorizations in Other States
In February 2015, CU Boulder became a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative. Operating under NC-SARA allows CU Boulder to offer online education to students living in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

CU Boulder may also enroll students living in California, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky*, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

*Other Restrictions on Enrollment and Activity: Kentucky
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 Kentucky. We will update this web site as soon as we become aware of changes in this restriction.

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. Students are advised to contact Senior Associate Vice Provost William Kuskin at or (303-492-6433) about information regarding their specific state of current or intended residence.

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