State Regulation of Online Courses and Programs
State and federal regulations have recently changed regarding online classes. Educational institutions are now required to be authorized to offer online courses/degrees to students who reside in states other than their own. This authorization comes from each state. As a result, non-California residents may only enroll in CSUF online courses when their state has authorized our university as a provider.
While the CSU system has applied to all 50 states for this authorization, we are currently only accepting enrollments/applications from students who reside in the states and U.S. territories listed below.
If you currently reside outside of the United States and its territories, this does not apply.
Additional restrictions may apply to certain courses or programs. These restrictions are indicated by the footnote next to the state’s name. Please take note as they may be applicable to you.
District of Columbia
Republic of the Marshall Islands
1. Programs for Teachers and aspiring Teachers ONLY - If you reside outside of the state of California and are interested in enrolling in an extended education program or course for teachers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the status of your state’s authorization.
2. Only non-credit courses/programs are exempt. Degree completion programs are not eligible at this time.
For further information, please visit the following sites:
Federal Regulation on State Approval of Out-of-State Providers
The State Authorization Regulation Chapter 34, § 600.9(c)
Should the student wish to file a complaint in their home state, please select the state contact from the "Consumer Protection State Contacts" list to file a complaint directly in their state.