STATE AUTHORIZATION REGARDING ONLINE OR DISTANCE EDUCATION
As a postsecondary educational institution, 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, Jessup University must be in compliance with the distance learning regulations of the states in which students reside.
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
Jessup University is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.
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.
Authorized for Distance Education in the following States:
Oregon | Refund Schedule
NOT AUTHORIZED FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION IN THE FOLLOWING STATES/TERRITORIES:
(NOT PURSUING AT THIS TIME):
District of Columbia
Northern Mariana Islands
US Virgin Islands
Jessup Refund Policy
Students who must withdraw from a class or classes during the semester may receive a refund of a percentage of the semester’s tuition and fees charged. SEE REFUND POLICY
Student Location Policy
A determination of a student’s location is made at the time of application upon review of the completed student application for admission. A student’s initial location at the time of enrollment is documented in Jessup’s official student information system of record. Local Address is defined as where a student is physically located while engaged in their academic program.
Students are required to notify the university of a change in location. Should a distance education/online student relocate to a state in which Jessup is not authorized or otherwise exempt, enrollment and/or licensure eligibility may be negatively affected.
Students who are not located in a state in which Jessup is authorized to enroll students or otherwise exempt from authorization may not be enrolled.
Professional Licensure & Certification
Jessup University strives to meet federal and state authorization requirement for offering distance education in states other than California. Please review the Dashboard webpage to see whether or not William Jessup University is currently authorized to offer distance learning education in your home state.
Note: Jessup is not authorized to provide distance education outside the U.S. The content on these pages change frequently for prospective students living in states where Jessup is currently unauthorized to offer distance education, please check for updates.
If you are planning on enrolling in a course/program for teaching, paralegal, health sciences, psychology, accounting, nursing or any other field that may require a license, certification, registration, permit or any other credential for employment, before applying please contact the professional licensing board in your State to confirm the course(s)/program is recognized, e.g. Dept. of Education, Ministry of Education, certifying agency, etc. Distance education may not be acknowledged or accepted where you reside. You (student) are responsible prior to applying to a program and prior to being accepted to Jessup to verify applicability of the program and that it meets all requirements once you complete distance education.
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 need to contact the appropriate licensing agency and organization(s) in that state to seek information and additional guidance before registering or beginning the program. Students should also continue to monitor changes throughout the program as licensure requirements may change over time.
|Program||Meets requirements in||Does not meet requirements in|
|B.A. in Leadership||CA||AL, AK, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY|
|B.A. in Psychology||CA||AL, AK, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY|
|B.S. in Business||CA||AL, AK, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY|
|B.S. in Computer Science||CA|
|B.S. in Criminal Justice||CA|
|Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching||CA|
|Graduate Certificate in Leadership||CA|
|Graduate Certificate in Ministry||CA|
|Master of Business Administration||CA|
|M.A. in Education||CA|
|M.A. in Leadership||CA|
|M.S. in Kinesiology||CA|
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.
Students who reside in Oregon should attempt to resolve any grievances they may have with their school first. Should attempts to resolve these problems with appropriate school officials fail, or should the student be dissatisfied with the final outcome of the college complaint process, then the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), can respond to a formal complaint. Students may contact the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, 3225 25th St. SE, Salem, OR 97302, or by sending an email to email@example.com. Students may also access our complaints web page.
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) 263-1897
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.