State Authorizations

Below is a list of states in which Saybrook University (“Saybrook”) is currently enrolling students in its distance education programs. Either Saybrook has been granted state authorization to offer distance education programs to students residing in (located in) that state where required, or Saybrook is not subject to state authorization to offer distance education programs. At the present time, Saybrook is not authorized to provide distance education in any states that are omitted from this list, and therefore will not accept enrollment applications from prospective students residing in (located in) those omitted states until authorization is obtained.

 

NOTE: If a student relocates to a state in which Saybrook is not authorized to provide distance education, continued enrollment and/or receipt of federal student aid funding, including federal loans and Pell Grants, cannot be guaranteed. Relocation to a state in which Saybrook is not authorized to offer distance education may also impact a student’s loan repayment or deferment status and/or other benefits, such as veterans’ education benefits. Students enrolled in distance education programs are encouraged to contact the Registrar’s Office to discuss any change in their legal state of residence prior to relocation to determine the impact of the change.

Alabama

Saybrook University is licensed by the Alabama Community College System to offer certain online programs to Alabama residents.

A student who is a resident of Alabama and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here: https://www.accs.edu/about-accs/private-school-licensure/complaints/

Saybrook University is exempted from the state authorization requirements of the Alabama Comm. On Higher Ed. and is therefore permitted to offer certain online programs to Alabama residents.

A student who is a resident of Alabama and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here: https://www.accs.edu/about-accs/private-school-licensure/complaints/

Alaska

Saybrook University is exempt from the state authorization registration requirements pursuant to AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17 and was granted authorization by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education to offer certain online programs to Alaska residents.

A student who is a resident of Alaska and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

Arizona

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Arizona.

Arkansas

Saybrook University is authorized by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer certain online programs to Arkansas residents.

A student who is a resident of Arkansas and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here: https://www.adhe.edu/institutions/academic-affairs/institutional-certification-advisory-committee/grievance-form.

California

Saybrook University has authority to operate in the State of California by way of an exemption granted by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code section 94874(i).

An individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for review of a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, https://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint, Phone (916) 431-6959, Fax (916) 263-1897

Colorado

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Colorado.

Connecticut

Saybrook University is registered with the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education to offer online courses and programs to Connecticut residents.

A student who is a resident of Connecticut and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

Delaware

Saybrook University is licensed by the Delaware Department of Education to offer certain online programs to Delaware residents.

A student who is a resident of Delaware and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should contact either of the following.

Delaware Higher Education Office
John G. Townsend Building, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901
[email protected]

Delaware Attorney General
Consumer Protection Wilmington
820 N. French Street, 5th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
[email protected]

Florida

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Florida Commission for Independent Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs that do not contain a fieldwork component to students who reside (are located) in Florida with certain exceptions.

Hawaii

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Hawaii.

Idaho

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Idaho State Board of Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Idaho.

Illinois

Saybrook University is authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, by way of an exemption as an Institution with Limited Physical Presence in Illinois, to provide distance education programs to Illinois residents pursuant to 23 Illinois Administrative Code Section 1030.10.

A student who is a resident of Illinois and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

Indiana

Saybrook University is authorized by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to enroll and offer online instruction or distance education to Indiana residents delivered from a campus in another state pursuant to Indiana Administrative Code IC 21-18.5-6-12.

A student who is a resident of Indiana and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

Kansas

Saybrook University is currently not required to obtain authorization from the Kansas Board of Regents to maintain enrollment of Kansas residents in certain online programs.

A student who is a resident of Kansas and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

Louisiana

Saybrook University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify the programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

A student who is a resident of Louisiana and who wishes to make a compliant about the institution should contact the Louisiana Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section at:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 225-326-6465; 800-351-4889
Fax: 225-326-6499

Maine

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Maine Department of Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Maine.

Massachusetts

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Massachusetts.

Maryland

Saybrook University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to enroll Maryland students in fully online distance education programs. As a result of this registration, Saybrook University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints should be directed to:

Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-528-8662/888/743/0823 (toll free)

For additional information, click here: https://mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Pages/career/pcs/complaint.aspx 

Michigan

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Michigan.

Mississippi

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Mississippi.

Missouri

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs that do not contain a fieldwork component to students who reside (are located) in Missouri with certain exceptions.

Montana

Saybrook University is authorized by the Montana University System Board of Regents to offer post-secondary degree programs in the State of Montana.

A student who is a resident of Montana and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

Nebraska

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Nebraska.

Nevada

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Nevada with certain exceptions.

New Hampshire

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the New Hampshire Department of Education Division of Higher Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs that do not contain a fieldwork component to students who reside (are located) in New Hampshire with certain exceptions.

New Jersey

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in New Jersey.

New Mexico

Saybrook University has Distance Education Authorization and is in Good Standing with the New Mexico Higher Education Department.

A student who is a resident of New Mexico and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

New York

Saybrook University is approved to offer certain distance education programs in New York State by the New York State Education Department.

A student who is a resident of New York and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

North Carolina

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the North Carolina Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs that do not contain a fieldwork component to students who reside (are located) in North Carolina with certain exceptions.

North Dakota

Saybrook University is authorized by the North Dakota University System to offer its online programs to North Dakota residents as an exempted institution without a physical presence in North Dakota.

If, after utilizing Saybrook University’s Student Grievance Resolution Procedure, a North Dakota resident student is not able to obtain a successful resolution to his or her complaint or concern, he or she may contact the North Dakota University System office using the following information:

Cheryl Thompson, M.S.Ed.
Outreach Manager, Core Technology Services of the North Dakota University System
2000 44th St. SW, Suite 301
Fargo, ND 58103
[email protected]

Oklahoma

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Oklahoma.

Pennsylvania

Saybrook University is registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education as an out-of-state distance education provider to enroll residents of Pennsylvania in certain distance education programs.

A student who is a resident of Pennsylvania and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

South Carolina

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the South Carolina Commission for Higher Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in South Carolina.

South Dakota

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the South Dakota Secretary of State – Postsecondary Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in South Dakota.

Tennessee

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Tennessee.

Texas

Saybrook University is exempt from the state authorization registration requirements by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board pursuant to Subchapter G, Chapter 61, Texas Education Code and was granted authorization to offer certain online programs to Texas residents and to conduct clinical, internship or field-based educator training in the State of Texas. A student who is a resident of Texas and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here. Saybrook University is exempt from the state authorization registration requirements of the Texas Workforce Commission as a private college or university that awards a recognized baccalaureate or higher degree, among other criteria, in accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 132.002(a)(6). This exemption does not constitute approval, accreditation, or licensure of Saybrook University or its programs under Texas law. A student who is a resident of Texas and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

Utah

Saybrook University is registered with the State of Utah Department of Commerce pursuant to Utah Code Ann. § 13-34a-203 and thereby legally authorized by the State of Utah to operate educational programs beyond secondary education, including programs that lead to a degree or certificate. [The scope of this registration is limited to Saybrook’s online, postsecondary education programs.]

A student who is a resident of Utah and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

Vermont

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Vermont Agency of Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Vermont.

Virginia

Saybrook University is not subject to oversight by the Virginia State Council of Higher Education and is therefore able to deliver distance education programs to students who reside (are located) in Virginia.

Washington

Saybrook University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Saybrook University to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at [email protected]

A student who is a resident of Washington and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

West Virginia

Saybrook University is authorized by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to offer certain online programs to West Virginia residents.

A student who is a resident of West Virginia and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.

Wyoming

Saybrook University is authorized by the Wyoming Department of Education to offer educational services to Wyoming students.

A student who is a resident of Wyoming and who wishes to make a complaint about the institution should follow the process outlined here.