All institutions with their primary location in California are required to seek authorization from certain other states in order for residents of those states to participate in 100% online programs offered by California institutions. Regulations vary from state to state; as such, federal, state, and institutional policies may limit or prohibit Meridian University’s authorization for delivery of 100% online education to students in certain states. Meridian University will continue to monitor state and federal laws and regulations. In the event that authorization becomes necessary, the University will promptly seek to obtain the approval of states in which enrolled students reside.
If a student’s current location is outside the state of California but inside the United States and the student is enrolled in a Meridian University degree program on a 100% online basis, the student should review the information below to verify that they can participate in the 100% online format.
Meridian University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and approved by the US Department of Education for participation in the Federal Student Aid programs. WASC is also the regional accreditor for Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and UCLA and is recognized by the US Department of Education. State authorization for distance education is not accreditation. Meridian’s accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Education and therefore all 50 states.
The list below summarizes Meridian University’s state authorization status. Statuses include exempt, approved, no approval required, or approval pending. Students who are residents of states not listed on this page can enroll in the hybrid format but not the 100% online format.
|Arizona||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Colorado||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Florida||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Hawaii||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Idaho||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Iowa||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Kentucky||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Louisiana||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Maine||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Massachusetts||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Mississippi||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Missouri||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Nebraska||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|New Hampshire||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|New Jersey||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Ohio||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Oklahoma||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Pennsylvania||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|South Carolina||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|South Dakota||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Tennessee||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Texas||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Vermont||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|Washington||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|West Virginia||Authorization||No Approval Required|
|New Mexico||Authorization||Pending Approval|
If prospective students have questions about this, they are welcome to contact the Admissions Team at email@example.com. Enrolled students are encouraged to contact the Student Services Team if clarification is required, not the Admissions Team.