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State Authorizations

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the U.S. Department of Education instituted a mandate that educational institutions offering online courses or programs be "authorized" to do so by each state within which students enrolled in those courses or programs reside. McNeese State University has initiated its efforts to ensure compliance with this mandate. More information on the law's requirements and updates on its enactment is available on the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's Web page, 2010 Federal Regulations on State Approval of Out-of-State Providers.

The following table provides the status by state of McNeese's efforts to seek authorization with accompanying documentation and comments, as appropriate, for each state. The status options presented below are defined as:

Authorized: Either approval or exemption from the need for approval has been granted from the state agency (or agencies) that governs state authorizations.

Authorized with Stipulation: Either approval or exemption from the need for approval has been granted from the state agency (or agencies) that governs state authorizations for some but not all programs. (Note: Details of the stipulations are noted in the COMMENTS column.)

Not Authorized: No program is authorized in this state.

Pending: Authorization request has been initiated. (Note: Details regarding the status are noted in the COMMENTS column.)

Submitted: Either a letter of request or a state-required application for authorization has been submitted without a response.

Questions related to this matter should be directed to Dr. Tom Dvorske at 337.475.5512 or tdvorske@mcneese.edu.

STATE STATUS DOCUMENTATION COMMENTS
Summary of State Authorization Requests as of 8/1/2014
Alabama Pending Application efforts tabled. Awaiting outcome of Louisiana's NC-SARA application per Act 13 of 2014 Louisiana Legislature.
Alaska Authorized Request submitted
Application submitted
Response received
Arizona Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Arkansas Pending Request submitted (ADHE) Application efforts tabled. Awaiting outcome of Louisiana's NC-SARA application per Act 13 of 2014 Louisiana Legislature.
Authorized Request submitted (ASBPCE)
Response received (ASBPCE)
California Authorized with Stipulation Request submitted
Response received
Programs with internship or clinical requirements require additional approval.
Colorado Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Connecticut Authorized with Stipulation Request submitted
Response received
Programs with internship or clinical requirements require additional approval.
Delaware Pending Request submitted Application efforts tabled. Awaiting outcome of Louisiana's NC-SARA application per Act 13 of 2014 Louisiana Legislature.
Florida Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Georgia Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Hawaii Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Idaho Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Illinois Authorized Request submitted
Application submitted
Response received
Indiana Not Authorized Request submitted
Follow-up request submitted
Response received
At this time, Indiana authorization will not be sought.
Iowa Pending Request submitted Application efforts tabled. Awaiting outcome of Louisiana's NC-SARA application per Act 13 of 2014 Louisiana Legislature.
Kansas Authorized with Stipulation Request submitted
Response received
Additional approval required for targeted marketing of Kansas residents.
Kentucky Not Authorized Request submitted At this time, Kentucky authorization will not be sought.
Louisiana Authorized
Maine Pending Request submitted Application efforts tabled. Awaiting outcome of Louisiana's NC-SARA application per Act 13 of 2014 Louisiana Legislature.
Maryland Not Authorized At this time, Maryland authorization will not be sought.
Massachusetts Not Authorized At this time, Massachusetts authorization will not be sought.
Michigan Pending Request submitted Application efforts tabled. Awaiting outcome of Louisiana's NC-SARA application per Act 13 of 2014 Louisiana Legislature.
Minnesota Not Authorized At this time, Minnesota authorization will not be sought.
Mississippi Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Missouri Pending Request submitted
Follow-up response submitted
Application efforts tabled. Awaiting outcome of Louisiana's NC-SARA application per Act 13 of 2014 Louisiana Legislature.
Montana Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Nebraska Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Nevada Authorized with Stipulation Request submitted
Application submitted
Response received
Additional approval required for targeted marketing of Nevada residents.
New Hampshire Authorized with Stipulation Request submitted
Response received
Programs with internship or clinical requirements require additional approval.
New Jersey Authorized Request submitted
Response received
New Mexico Authorized Request submitted
Response received
New York Authorized with Stipulation Request submitted
Response received
Programs with internship or clinical requirements require additional approval.
North Carolina Pending Request submitted Application efforts tabled. Awaiting outcome of Louisiana's NC-SARA application per Act 13 of 2014 Louisiana Legislature.
North Dakota Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Ohio Authorized with Stipulation Request submitted
Response received
Programs with internship or clinical requirements require additional approval.
Oklahoma Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Per the Oklahoma response, this flow chart demonstrates McNeese's approval.
Oregon Pending Request submitted Application efforts tabled. Awaiting outcome of Louisiana's NC-SARA application per Act 13 of 2014 Louisiana Legislature.
Pennsylvania Authorized Request submitted
Application submitted
Response received
Rhode Island Authorized with Stipulation Request submitted
Response received
Programs with internship or clinical requirements require additional approval.
South Carolina Authorized with Stipulation Request submitted
Response received
(1) Programs with internship or clinical requirements require additional approval. (2) Additional approval required for targeted marketing of South Carolina residents.
South Dakota Submitted Application submitted
Tennessee Authorized with Stipulation Request submitted
Response received (1 of 2)
Response received (2 of 2)
Programs with internship or clinical requirements require additional approval.
Texas Authorized Request submitted (TWC)
Response received (TWC)
Authorized with Stipulation Request submitted (THECB)
Response received (THECB)
Programs with internship or clinical requirements require additional approval.
Utah Not Authorized At this time, Utah authorization will not be sought.
Vermont Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Virginia Pending Request submitted Application efforts tabled. Awaiting outcome of Louisiana's NC-SARA application per Act 13 of 2014 Louisiana Legislature.
Washington Authorized with Stipulation Application submitted
Response received
Programs with internship or clinical requirements require additional approval.
West Virginia Submitted Request submitted
Application submitted
Wisconsin Authorized Request submitted
Response received
Wyoming Pending Application efforts tabled. Awaiting outcome of Louisiana's NC-SARA application per Act 13 of 2014 Louisiana Legislature.