The University of Alabama seeks to deliver degree programs and individual courses in every state, working through the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) where applicable or directly with states to ensure that required approvals are secured. The state of Alabama is a member of NC-SARA and the University is an approved NC-SARA institution. For more information about NC-SARA, please visit NC-SARA.
Prospective Online Students
Admission of out-of-state applicants to an online degree program or individual online courses offered by The University of Alabama is dependent upon the University’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required. Out-of-state applicants are advised to refer to specific state links below to determine whether the University is authorized in a particular state or contact StateAuthorization@ua.edu.
Review the status of the state where you are currently residing for any special restrictions which may exist for your academic program of interest. State Authorization is a complex and dynamic environment. Prospective students should check this site often for updates.
Online and main campus students seeking to complete a supervised field experience outside of Alabama
The University of Alabama offers degree programs and individual courses that may require approval for supervised field experiences outside of the state of Alabama. A supervised field experience is a student learning experience comprised primarily of the practical application of previously studied theories and skills, with the oversight of a supervisor, mentor, faculty member or other qualified professional. Examples include clinical, practica, student teaching, or internships. Independent off-campus study by individual students not engaged in a supervised field experience is exempt. This requirement applies both to online programs and to main campus programs if the supervised field experience occurs outside of the state of Alabama. Prior to engaging in any supervised field experience outside of the state of Alabama, please refer to specific state links below for detailed requirements or contact StateAuthorization@ua.edu.
The University of Alabama offers degree programs that may lead to professional licensure, and licensure requirements vary from one profession to another and from state to state. If you are interested in obtaining professional licensure, please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice. Additional information can be found at ProfessionalLicensure.ua.edu.
The following resources provide additional information related to programs offered by The University of Alabama.
- Accreditation agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
- Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE)
- Distance Learning and Institutional Policies
- Complaint Process for Students Regarding Educational Programs
University of Alabama students must first use the University’s applicable internal complaint or review policies and procedures listed here prior to filing a complaint with a state agency. If you have a complaint and would like to contact the appropriate agency in the state where you reside, click on your state for information on where to address your complaint.