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NSU's Approval Status for the state of Tennessee

Online Programs: All eNSU degree programs are authorized.

Northwestern State University is authorized to enroll students from this state because the university participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

NC-SARA:  National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

(Pre-SARA Participation) Supporting Documentation:

NSU's letter of inquiry to Teresa Warren, State of Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Tennessee Higher Education Commission's response to NSU's letter of inquiry (from Lindsey Vaughan, Assistant Director of Regulatory Affairs)
NSU's request for exemption clarification
Ms. Vaughan's respons to NSU's request for exemption clarification

Helpful Hints:

1.)  For more information, go to the State of Tennessee Higher Education Commission webpage.

2.)  Distance Education Authorization Requirements in Tennessee

3.)  The contact for State Authorizations in Tennessee is Lindsey Vaughan, Assistant Director of Regulatory Affairs, Division of Postsecondary School Authorization, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 615-253-8874, lindsey.vaughan@tn.gov.