State Authorization

Out-of-State Students

State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. Below is a list of states where Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is authorized to offer online degree programs and the status of pending authorization requests.

Full Authorization

Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) became a NC-SARA institution in July 2014, allowing DCB to offer online programs to residents in other NC-SARA states. Below is a list of states where DCB is authorized to offer online degree programs.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California*
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia   
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri

Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

*Not a NC-Sara State

 

Partial Authorization

Dakota College at Bottineau has chosen to not seek authorization to offer field experience activities such as practicums, internships, or co-ops in the following states. Field experiences are a required component for all Associate of Applied Science degree programs and the Advertising & Marketing diploma and the Recreation Management diploma programs. Residents of these states will not be accepted into these programs.

Residents of the following states MAY enroll in the Associate in Arts (Liberal Arts) program, all diploma programs except those listed above, and the Recreation Management Certificate of Completion program.
 

 

Authorization Pending

Dakota College at Bottineau is in the process of researching and applying for authorization in the following states. Prospective students should contact the Distance Education office prior to applying for admission: 1-888-918-5623.

 

No Authorization

Dakota College at Bottineau has chosen not to seek authorization to offer online courses and degrees in the following states. Applications will not be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 

Licensure Programs

Dakota College at Bottineau is unaware of any of our programs requiring licensure in your state of residency. If you plan to seek licensure in your state of residence, it is your responsibility to contact your state’s licensure board to determine if the program for which you are seeking a degree, diploma or certificate will meet their requirements. A listing of licensing agencies by state can be found on the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) web site. The advisor for each program will work with students on an individual basis if needed to explore licensing requirements within the student’s state of residency.