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Distance Education Regulations

Due to high annual fees associated with maintaining compliance under the federal regulations on distance education, the University of Oregon is not able to accept registrations or applications for online classes or programs from students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, or Minnesota.

It is possible that we might not be able to accept registrations from students in other states as well, depending on current state regulations which are subject to change.

Map of the United States with Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Arkansas colored red, Wyoming, Maryland, and Alaska colored orange, and all other states colored blue.

Distance Education Regulations State Authorizations Map
Red: UO does not currently accept students from these states.
Orange: Application either in progress or contingent upon enrollment.
Blue: UO is exempt or has secured compliance.

For the latest information on federal regulations on distance education, visit WCET Advance website.

In compliance with federal Department of Education regulations, you may follow this link for information about filing consumer complaints with your state authorizing agency.

You may also file a complaint with our regional accrediting agency, NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities). Please follow this link to the NWCCU's contact information page.

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