As of July 21, 2016
All U.S. States require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction in their states. Many of these state laws and regulations also apply to online, distance and correspondence educational instruction offered in that state. As such, Saint Francis University and its online/distance educations programs must be authorized in certain states prior to offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states. Likewise, many states require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to offer activities such as internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences in their state.
Saint Francis University is in a continuous process to monitor regulations in states and territories in which it "operates." Prospective out-of-state students should consult the list below to determine their eligibility for admission to our online programs.
Distance education program availability varies by state. Admission into a program is granted at the time of initial acceptance into the program and is dependent on program availability in the state where the student is physically located at the time of admission. If a student moves to a state other than the state where the student was physically present when admitted into the program, continuation within the program will depend on the availability of the program within the new state where the student is physically present. It is the student's responsibility to notify the institution of a change in physical presence.
Students presently enrolled in our on-campus or online programs that wish to complete an activity such as an internship, clinical or fieldwork experience should consult the program coordinator before initializing any contact with a business or agency outside of Pennsylvania.
Saint Francis University has received authorization (or is exempt from the requirement) to offer online degree programs to residents in the following states as well as opportunities for internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences as noted:
Master of Health Science
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.
All online courses/programs except MSN(internships approved for online MHRM)
Required (Registration) Disclosure Statement: 'Saint Francis University is registered with the office 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.
All online courses/programs.MSN Leadership/Education track including clinical experiences
** Must be student-initiated process.*** Must be pre-approved by listing site on annual authorization renewal form to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Saint Francis University has limited authorization for internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences in the following states:
Saint Francis University students are not authorized to complete internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences, etc. in the following states:
Saint Francis University is in the process of researching and applying for authorization in the following states and territories. Note: If your state of residence is on the pending approval list, this does not exclude you from applying to Saint Francis University. Contact the program enrollment counselor prior to completing the application to see if the status has changed.
Questions on State Authorization may be directed to (814) 472-3199.
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