State authorization regulations ensure quality post-secondary educational opportunities and protect consumer rights. Great Plains IDEA member universities are responsible for applying to states for approval to conduct educational activities. Each state determines which activities require approval and the process for receiving that approval. Approved activities may include online learning and teaching, practical experiences (practicum), marketing, and more.
Make sure the Great Plains IDEA member university you are considering as a home university is authorized to offer online courses in the state where you live or will complete your educational activities (practicum, internships, etc.).
State Authorization Information by University
Click on the university name to find its state authorization information.
Iowa State University