State Authorizations

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In compliance with federal and state regulations governing UW-Platteville's online programs, the status of state authorization is listed here. Regulations vary by state.  For specific information regarding state authorization contact:
Denise LaBudda
Compliance Officer
E-mail: labuddad@uwplatt.edu

Alabama

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education has granted UW-Platteville approval to offer distance education to residents of Alabama.

 

State of Alabama Approval

Alaska

UW-Platteville online is certified exempt from authorization under 20 AAC 17.015 (a) (5).

 

State of Alaska Exemption Certification

Arizona

The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education does not require licensure of the distance education offerings of UW-Platteville since there is no physical presence in the State of Arizona.

 

Licensure not required

Arkansas UW-Platteville online does not plan to seek authorization in Arkansas.
California UW-Platteville online is not required to be licensed by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education because the institution has no physical presence in California.
Colorado

According to  the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the online programs and offerings of UW-Platteville do not constitute physical presence in the State of Colorado and therefore do not require authorization.

 

Authorization not required

Connecticut

UW-Platteville online has no physical presence in Connecticut and is therefore not required to become authorized.

 

Authorization not required

Delaware

UW-Platteville online is not incorporated in Delaware and does not have a physical presence. Therefore, formal approval of the Delaware Department of Education is not required.

 

Approval not required

District of Columbia

UW-Platteville online is not required to be licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission.

 

Licensure not required

Florida

The Florida Commission for Independent Education does not regulate postsecondary institutions that do not have a physical presence in Florida. UW-Platteville online does not have a physical presence in the State of Florida.

 

Program activities not regulated

Georgia

UW-Platteville online does not engage in any activities that require an application for a Certificate of Authorization from the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission of Georgia. Georgia residents my follow the complaint process posted on the NPEC website at www.gnpec.org.

 

Certificate of Authorization not required

Hawaii UW-Platteville online is exempt from authorization by the State of Hawaii because it offers courses exclusively through online and distance education.
Idaho

UW-Platteville online is not required to register in Idaho since it has no physical presence in within the State of Idaho.

 

Registration not required

Illinois

UW-Platteville online meets the description of an Institution with Limited Physical Presence in Illinois as defined under 23 Illinois Administrative Code Section 1030.10, and has been granted continuous approval to offer distance education to residents of Illinois.

 

State of Illinois Approval

Indiana Application in progress
Iowa

UW-Platteville is registered with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission to provide distance education to residents of Iowa.

 

Iowa National Guard Personnel, who receive military orders (involuntary call to active duty) that will interrupt their education, must provide a copy of their orders to the registrar. Notification of the registrar will allow the distance education student to exercise the following options:
 

  1. Withdraw from all courses with a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees
  2. Selective withdrawal from one or more courses with a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees
  3. Incomplete grades awarded at the discretion of the instructor to provide an extension for completing coursework
  4. Final grades may be issued if the instructor determines that the student has completed a sufficient amount of coursework

These terms of withdrawal apply to distance education students who are spouses of activated National Guard Personnel when the student/spouse has a dependent child.

 

State of Iowa Registration

Kansas

Based on the completed questionnaire for the Kansas Board of Regents, UW-Platteville online is not required to seek a Certificate of Approval.

 

Certificate of Approval not required

Kentucky

UW-Platteville online has certified it does not engage in any of the operating or soliciting activities per 13 KAR 1:020 Section 1 (8) and is therefore not required to seek licensure through the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

 

Licensure not required

Louisiana UW-Platteville online is not regulated by the Louisiana Board of Regents, since it offers courses and programs fully online and does not maintain physical facilities in the State of Louisiana.
Maine

UW-Platteville online does not have a physical presence in Maine and has received confirmation it is exempt from Maine law, Title 20-A, Maine Revised Statutes, Chapter 409, and from the Department of Education Rule, Chapter 149.

 

State of Maine Exemption

Maryland

UW-Platteville online is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to enroll Maryland residents in fully online distance education programs.

Students who reside in Maryland are encouraged to utilize UW-Platteville’s internal complaint process before filing a complaint with the following state agency: Maryland Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, 200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410.528.8662, or 888.743.0823 (toll free).

 

For residents of Maryland, UW-Platteville will abide by the refund policy outlined in COMAR 13B.05.01.10. Contact the Distance Learning Center for detailed information.

 

Maryland Registration

Massachusetts

UW-Platteville online is not required to seek the approval of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to enroll residents in online courses and programs.

 

Approval not required

Michigan

As a public university, UW-Platteville online is not required to seek approval or licensure to offer distance education, operate, advertise, recruit, or employ faculty within the State of Michigan.

 

Approval not required

Minnesota

The University of Wisconsin System is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. UW-Platteville is part of the University of Wisconsin System.

 

State of Minnesota Registration

Mississippi

UW-Platteville online offers online academic courses and/or programs only from its Wisconsin location and is not domiciled, incorporated, or otherwise located in Mississippi, and therefore is not required to  seek authorization from the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation.

 

Authorization not required

Missouri

UW-Platteville online has affirmed it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and adheres to the Missouri Department of Higher Education's Principles of Good Practice for Distance Learning and Web-Based Courses, thereby fulfilling Missouri state requirements pertinent to 34 C.F.R. § 600.9(c).

 

State of Missouri Authorization

Montana

UW-Platteville online has provided documentation of its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, satisfying the requirements of Montana Code § 20-25-107 and Board of Regents Policy § 320.1 .  As a public institution, UW-Platteville online is exempt from the business requirements set forth under Title 35 of the Montana Code Annotated for out-of-state businesses operating in Montana.

 

State of Montana Approval and Exemption

Nebraska

UW-Platteville online has no physical presence in Nebraska and is not required to seek authorization to offer online courses or programs.

 

Authorization not required

Nevada

UW-Platteville online does not have a physical presence in Nevada and has obtained from the State of Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education a certificate of exemption to offer distance education.

 

State of Nevada Exemption Certification

New Hampshire

UW-Platteville online does not have a physical presence in New Hampshire and is therefore not required to become authorized by the New Hampshire Department of Education.

 

Authorization not required

New Jersey

UW-Platteville online has no physical presence in New Jersey; therefore licensure is not  required.

 

Licensure not required

New Mexico

The State of New Mexico does not require distance education providers to seek approval.

 

Authorization not required

New York UW-Platteville online has no physical presence in New York and is not required to seek approval.
North Carolina

The activities of UW-Platteville online do not require licensure in the State of North Carolina.

 

Authorization not required

North Dakota

UW-Platteville online has met the requirements for ND Century Code 15-18.1-02.8 Exemptions.

 

State of North Dakota Exemption

Ohio

UW-Platteville online does not have a physical presence in the State of Ohio and is therefore not required to seek authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents.

 

Authorization not required

Oklahoma

UW-Platteville online delivers courses and programs exclusively through an online format and is not required to become authorized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

 

Authorization not required

Oregon Application in progress
Pennsylvania

UW-Platteville online is registered with the  Pennsylvania Department of Education as an out-of-state distance education provider.

 

State of Pennsylvania Registration

Puerto Rico UW-Platteville online has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to Puerto Rico.
Rhode Island UW-Platteville online is not required to be authorized by the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education since it has no physical presence in the State of Rhode.
South Carolina

UW-Platteville online is not required to be authorized by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education because it does not have a physical presence in, nor actively recruits students within South Carolina.

 

Authorization not required

South Dakota

South Dakota's Secretary of State has issued a certificate of authorization to UW-Platteville to provide online postsecondary education.

 

State of South Dakota Certificate of Authorization

Tennessee Application in progress
Texas

UW-Platteville online is exempt from oversight of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board since there is not physical presence in the state.  The Board recognizes the accreditation of the Higher Learning Commission. UW-Platteville online is excluded from the Texas Workforce Commission's licensing requirements for enrolling Texas residents. UW-Platteville online is exempt from regulation in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

 

State of Texas Statement of Exemption

Utah Application in progress
Vermont

UW-Platteville online is not required to be approved by the Vermont Department of Education or the State Board of Education since it only offers online programs with no physical presence in Vermont.

 

Approval not required

Virginia

UW-Platteville can offer postsecondary instruction via distance learning to residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. However, UW-Platteville online does not meet Virginia's criterion of physical presence and is therefore ineligible for certification by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

 

Certification not required

Washington

The Washington Student Achievement Council has confirmed that activities of UW-Platteville online do not require authorization.

 

Authorization not required

West Virginia

The online offerings of UW-Platteville do not meet the definition of physical presence defined in Series 20 and therefore do not require authorization in West Virginia.

 

Authorization not required

Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a state entity in Wisconsin authorized to provide higher education programs, including distance learning education, pursuant to the Governor of the State of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Statute Chapter 36.
Wyoming Application in progress

 

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