Registration information

State authorization of distance learning

Currently authorized states

At this time, the University of Delaware has completed the approval processes for residents of the following states to enroll in University of Delaware distance learning courses and programs.

Updated 4/21/2015

Applications for additional states have been submitted. Please continue to check this website for updates. For more details, please contact your state's higher education regulation authorities or a UD Online advisor (302-831-2742 or

Students residing in states that are not listed on this page are not permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a University of Delaware online course or program. 

This policy applies to:
  • Out-of-state matriculated or nonmatriculated students enrolled in UD's distance learning courses or online degree programs, who complete the majority of their coursework outside Delaware through distance learning
This policy does not apply to:
  • Out-of-state matriculated students who complete the majority of their coursework on a UD campus in Newark, Dover, Georgetown or Wilmington

  • Noncredit online programs

Policy background

As a result of recent amendments to the Higher Education Act, federal law requires college distance learning programs to obtain approval from individual U.S. states in order to provide online courses to students in that state. The University of Delaware is actively pursuing approval for its distance learning courses and programs and has completed the approval process for many states, in compliance with the legislation that states:

            "If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering distance or correspondence education in that State."

SREBThe University of Delaware is a member of the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus.