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NSU's Approval Status for the state of Texas 

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).

Email Confirming SARA Participation (11-16-2015)

Cancelled Certificate of Authorization because of SARA Participation (11-13-2015)

(Pre-SARA Participation) Supporting Documentation:

Letter from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board letter that confirms NSU's exemption and includes NSU's 2014 Certificate of Authorization for clinicals, practicums, and internships

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Statement of Exemption

Texas Workforce Commission, General Information Sheet on Career Schools and Colleges with Selected Citations from Title 3, Texas Education Code, Section 132

Helpful Hints

1.)  Click here to access the Texas Higher Education Board's distance education policies, procedures, and forms.

2.)  One of the requirements for exemption is to post a conspicuous notice stating:

  • that the career school or college is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code;
  • the name of any regulatory agencies that approve and regulate the school's programs in the state where the school is physically located and in which it has legal authorization to operate;
  • how to file complaints or make other contact with applicable regulatory agencies.

3.)  Exemption must be confirmed through both the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission.