State Restrictions

State Authorization of Distance Education is complex and continuously changing, in which prospective students should check this site often for updates. Although NYU seeks to deliver all of our fully online programs in every state, we are unable to offer enrollment in certain states at this time. For more details, please see the sections that apply most to you:

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Online Master’s Degrees, Advanced Certificates, Visiting Students, and Immersion Certificate Restrictions

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes one set of national standards and regulations for offering postsecondary distance education courses and programs. New York University (NYU) is a SARA participating member institution and is authorized pursuant to SARA to enroll students in online courses and field experiences (up to ten students per site) in the SARA states and territories listed below.

Current SARA Member States, District, & Territories

Alabama

Maine

Oklahoma

Alaska

Maryland

Oregon

Arizona

Michigan

Pennsylvania

Arkansas

Minnesota

Rhode Island

Colorado

Mississippi

South Carolina

Connecticut

Missouri

South Dakota

Delaware  

Montana

Tennessee

District of Columbia

Nebraska

Texas

Hawaii

Nevada

Utah

Idaho

New Hampshire

Vermont

Illinois

New Jersey

Virginia

Indiana

New Mexico

Washington

Iowa

New York

West Virginia

Kansas

North Carolina

Wisconsin

Kentucky

North Dakota

Wyoming

Louisiana

Ohio

Virgin Islands

NYU is also able to enroll students in online courses in California, Florida, Massachusetts.

You may contact the state’s higher education regulation authorities or a NYU Enrollment Specialists for more details.

Bridge to Tandon, CEU and Non-Credit Restrictions

At this time, we are unable to enroll students into any online courses in our Bridge program, Continuing Education programs, or non-credit offerings who reside in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • New Hampshire
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Texas (*see note)
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

You may contact the state’s higher education regulation authorities or a NYU Enrollment Specialists for more details.

Proctoring Restrictions

Specific states have deemed activity related to the proctoring of exams or assignments within their state to constitute a physical presence in that state. Currently, the following states restrict online and in-person proctoring:

  • Delaware (In-person proctoring allowed)
  • Kentucky
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • West Virginia

Visit our Alternative Proctoring Sites for more information on how this is organized.

 

*Distance learning students from Texas may enroll, keeping in mind the following information: The university is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code; The university programs are approved and regulated by New York State and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; Please review the Complaints and Grievances page to learn about informal and formal complaint steps.

 

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