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Online Programs and State Authorization

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State authorization is a term for the regulation of academic activities by an out-of-state institution, including enrolling online students located in the state. Each state has different requirements for out-of-state institutions. Students located outside of California may or may not be eligible to enroll in AMDA’s online programs.

State authorization pertains to the state in which a student is located when receiving instruction. Initial student location is determined by the state noted at time of enrollment. If a student moves to a different state or country after admission to an online program, the student is responsible for reporting to the Registrar’s Office any change in address in advance of the move. A change in location while in an online program may impact continuation within the program.

Students located in the following states are currently able to apply and enroll in AMDA’s online programs. Authorizations in specific states may change periodically.

If a student living outside of California should have any academic issues or concerns, they should first follow AMDA’s complaint procedures. If the issue cannot be resolved internally with AMDA, resources for filing complaints with each state agency are available above.

Due to state regulations, AMDA is unable to enroll potential online students located in the following states at this time. This list may change as AMDA expands its state authorization activities.

  • Alabama

  • Arkansas

  • District of Columbia

  • Delaware

  • Georgia +

    Students living outside of California should attempt to resolve any academic issues or complaints with AMDA first. If after following AMDA’s complaint procedures the issue cannot be resolved internally, a Georgia student may file a complaint with the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission at 2082 East Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084, (770) 414-3300 or fill out this online form: https://gnpec.georgia.gov/student-resources/complaints-against-institution. Georgia students have the right to appeal final AMDA institutional decisions to GNPEC.

  • Maryland +

    AMDA is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. A Maryland student must first exhaust the AMDA complaint procedures. Should the opinion of the student be that the complaint has not been resolved appropriately by AMDA, the student may submit the complaint to: Maryland Attorney General
    Consumer Protection Division
    200 St. Paul St.
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-528-8662/888-743-0823 (toll free)
    AMDA is not currently registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

  • Minnesota

  • New Mexico

  • New York

  • North Carolina

  • Rhode Island

  • Virginia

  • Wisconsin

International students interested in online programs should contact Admissions to determine if their country is eligible.

Inquiries regarding accreditation status or approvals should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.