State Authorization

Colleges and Universities offering distance education must abide by the laws of each of the states in which they enroll students. Academic Innovation maintains documentation for state approvals and participates on national and state forums to improve the process. The map below shows the status of each state. If you have questions state authorization, contact WVUonline@mail.wvu.edu.

State Authorization map


For a full list of the National Council for SARA states visit their site.



If an online or distance student has a complaint regarding a course, he/she should contact their instructor first. If the concern is not resolved, follow this link to file a consumer complaint.