Online Education Authorized States

Every state has the authority to regulate which postsecondary institutions offer education within its boundaries, including online programs and courses. The need to seek state authorization for online learning depends on a combination of each state's laws and the activities that a course, program or institution is conducting in that state.

Appalachian State University will continue to work with states to secure proper authorizations, to the extent feasible and within our available resources, in order to provide the greatest flexibility for our students who wish to complete educational activities. In the meantime, Appalachian must remain an institution of integrity by complying with the laws of other states.

Appalachian is NOT authorized in the following states; therefore, educational activities may be prohibited in these states at this time. Please note, this information is subject to change.

  • California


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