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State Authorization

Notice for applicants from outside the State of North Carolina
Admission of applicants residing outside the state of North Carolina to an online degree or certificate program or individual online course offered by Western Carolina University is dependent upon WCU’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required. If you have any questions, please contact WCU Distance & Online Programs at 828.227.7397 or toll-free at 866.928.4723.

Notice to online and resident students seeking to complete an internship, clinical or other field experience outside of North Carolina
A student's ability to participate in an internship, clinical or other field experience is dependent upon the individual states authorization requirements and WCU's authorization status with that state. Before engaging in any internship, clinical or other field experience outside of North Carolina, please check to see if WCU is authorized for such experiences in that state.


Authorization by State

 

Alabama  |  Alaska  |  Arizona  |  Arkansas  |  California  |  Colorado  |  Connecticut  |  Delaware
D.C.  |  Florida  |  Georgia  |  Hawaii  |  Idaho  |  Illinois  |  Indiana  |  Iowa  |  Kansas  |  Kentucky
Louisiana  |  Maine  |  Maryland  |  Massachusetts  |  Michigan  |  Minnesota  |  Mississippi
Missouri  |  Montana  |  Nebraska  |  Nevada  |  New Hampshire  |  New Jersey  |  New Mexico
New York  |  North Dakota  |  Ohio  |  Oklahoma  |  Oregon  |  Pennsylvania  |  Rhode Island
South Carolina  |  South Dakota  |  Tennessee  |  Texas  |  Utah  |  Vermont  |  Virginia
Washington  |  West Virginia  |  Wisconsin  |  Wyoming

 Review the State Authorization Definition of Terms to better understand the information below.


Alabama

Online Programs: Not Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: N/A
Special Requirements: None

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Alaska

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, Organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Arizona

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Arkansas

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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California

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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Colorado

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Connecticut

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Delaware

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Delaware are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Delaware.

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D.C.

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by student only
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: All online programs are authorized; any student may participate in internships that are not directly organized by the university.

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Florida

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Georgia

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Hawaii

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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Idaho

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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Illinois

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Indiana

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Iowa

Online Programs: Not Authorized
Internships: Students in resident programs only are permitted to take internships in Iowa.
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: N/A
Special Requirements: N/A

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Kansas

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Kansas are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Kansas.

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Kentucky

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Kentucky are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Kentucky.

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Louisiana

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Louisiana are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Louisiana.

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Maine

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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Maryland

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Maryland are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Maryland.

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Massachusetts

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Massachusetts are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Massachusetts.

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Michigan

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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Minnesota  

Online Programs: Not Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: N/A
Special Requirements: N/A

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Mississippi

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Missouri

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by the student only
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: All online programs are authorized, any student may participate in internships that are not directly organized by the university.

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Montana

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Nebraska

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Nevada

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Nevada are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Nevada.

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New Hampshire

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by student only
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: All online programs are authorized, any student may participate in internships that are not directly organized by the university.

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New Jersey

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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New Mexico

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in New Mexico are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in New Mexico

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New York

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Partial
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: Clinical internships related to certain licensed professions (e.g., nursing, counseling, respiratory therapy, etc.), the practices of which are typically restricted to licensed persons are NOT authorized

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North Dakota

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Ohio

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Ohio are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Ohio.

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Oklahoma

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Oregon

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Oregon are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Oregon.

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Pennsylvania

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Rhode Island

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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South Carolina

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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South Dakota

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Tennessee

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by student only
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: All online programs are authorized, any student may participate in internships that are not directly organized by the university.

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Texas

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Texas are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Texas.

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Utah

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Utah are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Utah.

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Vermont

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Virginia

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Washington

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Students in resident programs only are permitted to take internships in Washington.
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Washington are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Washington.

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West Virginia

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in West Virginia are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in West Virginia.

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Wisconsin

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Wyoming

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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