State Authorizations

Shorter University is currently authorized or is exempt from state regulations and permitted to accept students to all online/distance education programs in all 50 states.

As of April 1st, 2016, Shorter University has been approved by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), a nationwide reciprocity agreement that grants approval for Shorter to conduct online education activities in member states. As of June 2017, Shorter University is permitted to accept students in all NC-SARA member states/providences, which are listed below:

AlabamaLouisianaOhio
AlaskaMaineOklahoma
ArizonaMarylandOregon
ArkansasMassachusettsPennsylvania
ColoradoMichiganRhode Island
ConnecticutMinnesotaSouth Carolina
DelawareMississippiSouth Dakota
District of ColumbiaMissouriTennessee
FloridaMontanaTexas
GeorgiaNebraskaU.S. Virgin Islands
Hawai’iNevadaUtah
IdahoNew HampshireVermont
IllinoisNew JerseyVirginia
IndianaNew MexicoWashington
IowaNew YorkWest Virginia
KansasNorth CarolinaWisconsin
KentuckyNorth DakotaWyoming

For more information on NC-SARA, please visit http://nc-sara.org/.

Shorter University is also either approved, exempt, or not subject to approval to operate distance education in California based on a lack of physical location in those states or other state regulations. However, please note that online programs that require internships and practicums may require additional state authorization requirements in these states.

Please contact online@shorter.edu if you have any questions regarding program availability for your state/providence.

To file a student Complaint or Grievance, please use the following form:

Complaint Grievance Form