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State Authorizations

The U.S. Department of Education requires compliance with state regulations of any state in which UNG provides distance education for students. To facilitate this compliance with state regulations UNG has joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA).

This agreement allows us to offer distance education to other member states. To find out if your state of residence is a member state before applying to a program with UNG, please visit the NC-SARA website.

For your convenience, there is a dedicated email to answer any questions you may have regarding the availability of a specific program in your state of residence. This email, onlineapproval@ung.edu, is exclusively for questions regarding state authorizations, all other inquiries should be addressed to the academic department offering the online program. 

If you do not see your state listed as a member of NC-SARA please email for more information. 

Notices

Notice Regarding Online Offerings - Licensure (As Applicable)

Another aspect which is not addressed in NC-SARA, and which demands consideration by out-of-state students who wish to apply to UNG online is state licensure requirements (as applicable to individual programs).

Licensure rules and regulations vary by state and it is the student’s responsibility to verify, before beginning a program that the program will comply with licensure requirements in your state (as applicable).

Education/Teaching

UNG Licensure Contact

Kathleen Moody
kathleen.moody@ung.edu
706-864-1757

Nursing

UNG Licensure Contacts
RN to BSN Program 

Becky Murck, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
becky.murck@ung.edu 
706-867-2955

Master of Science with a major in Nursing Education Program

Kim Hudson-Gallogly, Ph.D., APRN-BC
kim.hudson-gallogly@ung.edu 
706-864-1934

Social Work (Sociology and Human Services)

A.A. - Sociology, A.A. - Social Work, Gerontology - Graduate Program, Gerontology - Undergraduate Program

UNG Licensure Contact

Sara Mason, Ph.D.
sara.mason@ung.edu 
678-717-3878

Notice Regarding UNG Accreditation and Discipline Specific Accreditations

UNG Accreditation

University of North Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master, education specialist, and doctor of physical therapy degrees and pre-baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate and post-master certificates.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of University of North Georgia.

Teacher Education

All teacher education programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GA-PSC) and accredited by the former National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Nursing Department

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Social Work (Sociology and Human Services)

Learn more about social work licensure requirements.

NC-SARA approved institution

State Authorizations Only

onlineapproval@ung.edu

All other inquiries should be addressed to the academic department offering the online program.

Complaints

See state-by-state contact information below.

NC-SARA Website

Visit the NC-SARA website to find out if your state is a member before applying to a UNG program.

Complaints

Alabama

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
P.O. Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000

Alaska

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505

Arizona

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington St.
Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main St., Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201

California

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Colorado

Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202

Connecticut

Connecticut Office of Higher Education
61 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06106

Delaware

The Delaware Department of Education will investigate complaints. Such complaints must be in writing and verified by the signature of the person making the complaint. Oral, anonymous or unsigned complaints will not be investigated. Until the website is functional, please write or call for more information:

The Delaware Department of Education
Teacher and Administrator Quality
John W. Collette Resource Center
35 Commerce Way; Dover, DE 19904
302-857-3388

District of Columbia

Florida

Florida Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines St.
Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Georgia

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 E. Exchange Place, #220
Tucker, GA 30084-5334
www.gnpec.org

Hawaii

Idaho

Idaho State Board of Education
650 W. State St. P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza,
Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
Phone: (217) 782-2551
General Information: info@ibhe.org
Institutional Complaint Hotline: (217) 557-7359

Iowa

Iowa Student Aid Commission
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
430 East Grand Ave, FL 3
Des Moines, IA 50309-1920

Kansas

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, #320
Frankfort, KY 40601-7512

Louisiana

Louisiana Board of Regents
P.O. Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677

Maine

Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Maryland

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
Phone: (410) 767-3300
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 974-0203

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108

Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Ottawa Building
611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909

Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227

Mississippi

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453 

Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson St. P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469

Montana

Montana University System
2500 Broadway St. P.O. Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201

Nebraska

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Office of the Attorney General
2115 State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509

Nevada

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
8778 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89123

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301-3494

New Jersey

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505

New York

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234

North Carolina

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
State Capitol – 15th Floor 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
cte@nd.gov 

North Dakota Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division
Office of Attorney General
Gateway Professional Center
Parrell D. Grossman, Director
1050 E. Interstate Ave., Suite 200
Bismarck, ND 58503-5574 701-328-5570
pgrossman@nd.gov 

Ohio

Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street 
Columbus, OH 43215

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Oregon

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization
255 Capitol Street NE, Third Floor
Salem, OR 97310

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street, 12th Fl
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
P.O. Box 19900
San Juan, PR 00910-1900

Mrs. Carmen L. Berrios Rivera
Executive Director
Puerto Rico Council on Education
787-641-7100
cberrios@ce.pr.gov 

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
Shepard Building
80 Washington St., Suite 524
Providence, RI 02903

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady St., Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Regents
306 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501-2545

Tennessee

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Parkway Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243

Texas

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752

Utah

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 E. 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Vermont

Vermont Agency of Education
219 N. Main St., Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

AOE.EdInfo@state.vt.us

Virginia

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th St. James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219
communications@schev.edu 

Washington

Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502

West Virginia

Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration
West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board 

Department of Safety and Professional Services
431 Charmany Drive, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53719

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Ave.
Hathaway Building, 2nd floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050

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