State and U.S. Territory Authorizations

Click on your state to see which online classes are authorized in your state.

State Authorization Requirements for Distance or Correspondence Education
If you are a University of Mississippi (UM) student or prospective student who will not reside in Mississippi while enrolled in UM courses or online programs, please be aware that many states have prescribed an authorization process for out-of-state institutions delivering online programs to its state residents. Through such processes, states strive to ensure quality postsecondary education, to preserve the integrity of an academic degree and to instill greater consumer protection for its student citizens.

UM participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which allows students from NC-SARA approved states to enroll in UM's online programs. If the state you reside in is not indicated as a NC-SARA state, please contact stateauth@olemiss.edu for updated information and the current status of your state as well as programs available for enrollment.

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New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
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Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
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Oregon
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Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
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Tennessee
Texas
United States Virgin Islands
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

Complaints Procedure

The University of Mississippi seeks to resolve concerns and complaints in a fair and prompt manner. Current or future UM students who have a complaint may submit their concerns to the appropriate department. Before pursuing external options, students should exhaust internal avenues of complaint resolution. SEE MORE

Professional Licensure

Important Note for Prospective Students: If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state. It is the student's responsibility to contact the appropriate licensing board in their home state to confirm whether a UM program will meet the requirements for licensure in that state.

Important note for students interested in pursuing professional educator programs: Educator licensure and certification are regulated individually by State Departments of Education and no two are exactly alike. Students who seek admission to a University of Mississippi's School of Education online program for endorsement or educator certification in their home state should contact their home state's Department of Education for applicable requirements rules and regulations. Students are responsible for determining whether the online School of Education program will meet their home states' requirements for certification, licensure, or otherwise advancing a student's teaching or administrator credentials.

Please contact stateauth@olemiss.edu if you have any questions.