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Approved Institutions

Post-secondary institutions that are based outside of New York State and wish to offer credit-bearing online courses to students who are in New York State must first obtain authorization to do so.  Authorization may be obtained either through participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) or via direct application to the New York State Education Department. Distance education approval must be renewed annually.

The institutions listed below have received distance education authorization directly from the New York State Education Department. For the directory of institutions approved to offer distance education via SARA, please visit the NC-SARA website.

Term Expiration Institution Control Website
2020-10-30 Academy of Art University Proprietary www.academyart.edu
2021-05-31 Alliant International University Proprietary www.alliant.edu
2020-12-01 Brandman University Independent www.brandman.edu
2021-06-20 California Southern University Proprietary www.calsouthern.edu
2020-12-28 California State University (Northridge) Public www.csun.edu
2021-06-20 Claremont Graduate University Independent www.cgu.edu
2020-08-11 Claremont Lincoln University Independent www.claremontlincoln.edu
2021-02-25 Coastline Community College Public www.coastline.edu
2021-05-31 Fuller Theological Seminary Independent www.fuller.edu
2021-09-07 Golden Gate University Independent www.ggu.edu
2020-10-30 International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Proprietary www.issaonline.edu/ces
2021-07-26 National University Independent www.nu.edu
2021-04-17 Northcentral University Independent www.ncu.edu
2020-12-06 Pepperdine University Independent www.pepperdine.edu
2021-05-24 Saint Marys College of California Independent www.stmarys-ca.edu
2021-03-30 San Jose State University Independent www.sjsu.edu
2021-01-07 Santa Clara University Independent www.scu.edu
2020-10-07 Saybrook University Independent www.saybrook.edu
2021-05-31 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Independent

www.thechicagoschool.edu

2020-12-06 The Los Angeles Film School Proprietary www.lafilm.edu
2021-06-19 United States University Proprietary www.usuniversity.edu
2021-06-20 University of California, Berkeley Public www.berkeley.edu
2020-12-20 University of California, Davis Public www.ucdavis.edu
2020-09-21 University of San Francisco Independent www.usfca.edu
2020-10-01 University of Southern California Independent www.usc.edu

Please direct any questions related to distance education in New York State to IHEauthorize@nysed.gov.