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Out-of-State Students State Authorization Status

Sacramento State monitors authorization laws in every state and is working to secure the appropriate authorization and/or licensure to offer distance education courses nationwide.

Authorization Types

Internships/Clinical Experience/Field Work

If an online program involves an internship, clinical experience, or field work, those experiences are included in the authorization for the program.

If a traditional program offered at the Sacramento State campus requires an internship, clinical experience, or field work, and a California-based student wishes to pursue that experience outside of California, additional authorization in the chosen state may be required. Please consult your Program Advisor to determine state eligibility.

Distance Education/Online Programs

At this time, California State University (as a system), or Sacramento State (as an individual campus) has secured authorization or exemption to enroll students from the following states in its online programs.

Authorizations By State

Please click hyperlinked state names to review specific details pertaining to student enrollment from each state.

Last updated: November 2, 2020.

State Definition
Alabama Exempt
Alaska Exempt
Arizona Exempt
Arkansas Not Authorized
Colorado Exempt
Connecticut Not Authorized
Delaware Authorized
Florida Exempt
Georgia Not Authorized
Hawaii Exempt
Idaho Exempt
Illinois Authorized
Indiana Authorized
Iowa Exempt
Kansas Exempt
Kentucky Exempt
Louisiana Authorized
Maine Exempt
Maryland Authorized
Massachusetts Exempt
Michigan Not Authorized
Minnesota Not Authorized
Mississippi Exempt
Missouri Authorized
Montana Authorized
Nebraska Exempt
Nevada Authorized
New Hampshire Exempt
New Jersey Exempt
New Mexico Not Authorized
New York Not Authorized
North Carolina Exempt
North Dakota Exempt
Ohio Exempt
Oklahoma Exempt
Oregon Pending
Pennsylvania Not Authorized
Rhode Island Not Authorized
South Carolina Exempt
South Dakota Exempt
Tennessee Exempt
Texas Exempt
Utah Authorized
Vermont Exempt
Virginia Exempt
Washington Pending
West Virginia Authorized
Wisconsin Exempt
Wyoming Authorized
Federal District/Territories Status
American Samoa Not Initiated
District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) Not Authorized
Guam Not Initiated
Northern Mariana Islands Not Initiated
Marshall Islands Not Initiated
Palau Not Initiated
Puerto Rico Not Initiated
U.S. Virgin Islands Not Initiated

Status Key

State Definition Enrollment Option
Authorized Sacramento State has secured authorization to offer distance education/online programs. Individuals residing in this state may enroll unless otherwise specified (click state name if linked)
Exempt Sacramento State is exempt from securing authorization to offer distance education/online programs. Individuals residing in this state may enroll unless otherwise specified (click state name if linked)
Not Authorized Sacramento State is not seeking authorization or exemption. Individuals residing in this state may not enroll.
Not Initiated Sacramento State has not yet initiated an application for authorization or exemption. Individuals residing in this state may not enroll at this time. Please check back soon.
Pending Sacramento State is in the process of securing authorization or exemption. Individuals residing in this state may not enroll at this time. Please check back soon.

Professional Licensure and Certification

California State University programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student to meet California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.

The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students enrolled in a California State University program who are planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification.

This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

Student Complaint Process

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education's Program Integrity Rule, each institution of higher education is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information for the state agency, or agencies, that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state.

Sacramento State encourages students to utilize California State University's internal complaint or review policies prior to filing a complaint with a state agency.

CSU Internal Complaints Process
CSU Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations

Should a student wish to file a complaint in their home state, please select the state contact from the Consumer Protection State Contacts list to file a complaint directly in their state.

Consumer Protection State Contacts