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As a postsecondary educational institution, William Jessup University is legally mandated to follow the laws established in states where we conduct business (online courses, field experience, faculty teaching, recruiting and marketing); this includes obtaining any necessary authorization to operate in that jurisdiction prior to conducting activity. 

Before accepting enrollments for online and remote learning from students residing outside of California who are not planning on relocating to California, William Jessup University must be in compliance with the distance learning regulations of the states in which students reside.

William Jessup University is in the process of taking steps to protect its students and operations through compliance, obtaining authorizations, approval, exemptions and waivers. 

The following list contains states that we are currently authorized in and those we are currently in process with.

Texas Education Code 132 Requirements

William Jessup University is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. 

Minnesota Office fo Higher Education

William Jessup University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. In addition, all registered schools shall publish in the school catalog or student handbook the name, street address, telephone number, and Web site address of the office.  


William Jessup University is exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17.015 because the program is online or distance delivered and does not have a physical presence in the state.

KentuckyLouisianaMaineMaryland | Refund ScheduleMichigan
Minnesota: In ProcessMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraska
NevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York
North CarolinaNorth DakotaOhio/th>OklahomaOregon: In Process | Refund Schedule
PennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennessee/th>
West VirginiaWisconsin: In ProcessWyoming

Professional Licensure & Certification

William Jessup University has not determined if our programs provide all the educational requirements necessary for professional licensure or certification in a student’s country or state, outside of California. Students considering a program that leads to a professional license in a state are highly encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing agency and organization(s) in that state to seek information and additional guidance before beginning the program, and students should also continually monitor changes throughout the program as licensure requirements may change over time.

Student Complaint Process 

The U.S. Department of Education has promulgated regulations to improve the integrity of programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) as amended (the “Program Integrity Rule”). The Program Integrity Rule requires, among other things, that each college or university authorized to offer postsecondary education in one or more states ensure access to a complaint process that will permit student consumers to address the following:

  • Alleged violations of state consumer protection laws that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising;
  • Alleged violations of state laws of rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions;
  • Complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements.

Students who reside in Connecticut and would like to file a complaint may do so in writing or by phone through the Connecticut Office of Higher Education 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 707, Hartford, CT 06103-1841, Phone: 860-947-1800.

William Jessup University,  as an institution authorized to provide postsecondary education in the State of California, is committed to full compliance with the Program Integrity Rule, and provides the following confirmation to all current and prospective students:

William Jessup University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Please review the University’s accreditation status on the WSCUC website.

The university encourages students to work through internal university complaint processes for resolution of complaints. If you believe that the university’s academic appeal procedures have not adequately addressed concerns identified under the Program Integrity Rule, the following links and contact information are provided:


California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 431-6924
FAX: (916) 263-189

How to file a complaint


WASC Senior College and University Commission
1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001

See also the Public Comments and Complaints page on the WSCUC website.

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