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State Authorization

What is “State Authorization”?

Distance education for out-of-state students

Western Oregon University’s online programs provide a path for students to expand their horizons, with the flexibility to fit their lives. State Authorization allows us to offer these opportunities to students residing outside Oregon.

Authorization Status By State

Out-of-state internships

Many students at Western Oregon University earn credit by completing an internship. Through State Authorization, our students are able to accept internships that take place outside of Oregon.

Internship Approval Status By State

Student Complaint Resolution

State Authorization supplements and supports the student grievance process at Western Oregon University.

Student Complaint Process