State Authorization Regarding Online Education

Online Education and Non-Classroom Experiences Outside of Colorado

The University of Colorado must be approved to offer online education and non-classroom experiences before it can enroll students living outside of Colorado.

As of June 7, 2016, the University is approved to offer online education and most of its non-classroom experiences to students living in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The University is currently not approved in Kentucky and North Carolina to offer non-classroom experiences (e.g., internships, clinical experiences, rotations).

The University is currently not approved in Connecticut, Delaware, or D.C. to offer any online education or non-classroom experiences.

Please check back often as the University continues to seek approval.

Programs Leading to Professional Licensure

The University of Colorado has not determined whether a degree program meets the requirements for professional licensure outside of Colorado.

If you are considering a degree program leading to professional licensure (e.g. nursing, teaching), please check with the licensing board in your state before enrolling to ensure the program will meet that state’s requirement for obtaining a license. A list of commonly licensed professions and state board contact information is available at

If you have questions, please contact your program advisor or the State Authorization Compliance Specialist at

Online and Distance Education Student Complaint Resolution is available at