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State Authorization

Notice for applicants from outside the State of North Carolina

Admission of applicants residing outside the state of North Carolina to an online
degree or certificate program or individual online course offered by University of North Carolina Wilmington is dependent upon UNCW's ability to secure authorization from the applicant's state of residence, if such authorization is required. If you have any questions, please contact UNCW's Distance and Online Programs at 910.962.2953

Notice to online and resident students seeking to complete an internship, clinical, or other field experience outside of North Carolina


A student's ability to participate in an internship, clinical or other field experience
is dependent upon the individual states authorization requirements and UNCW's authorization status with that state. Before engaging in any internship, clinical or other field experience outside of North Carolina, please check to see if UNCW is authorized for such experiences in that state.

Authorization by State

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut
Delaware | DC | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana
Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts
Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada
New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

Review the State Authorization Definition of Terms to better understand the information below.


Alabama

Online Programs: Not Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: N/A
Special Requirements: None

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Alaska

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, Organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Arizona

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Arkansas

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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California

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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Colorado

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Connecticut

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Delaware

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Delaware are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Delaware.

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D.C.

Online Programs: Not Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Florida

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Georgia

Online Programs:Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Authorized, organized by student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Hawaii

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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Idaho

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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Illinois

Online Programs:Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Indiana

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Iowa

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: N/A
Special Requirements: Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Iowa.

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Kansas

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Kansas are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Kansas.

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Kentucky

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Kentucky are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Kentucky.

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Louisiana

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Louisiana are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Louisiana.

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Maine

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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Maryland

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Maryland are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Maryland.

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Massachusetts

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Michigan

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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Minnesota

Online Programs: Not Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: N/A
Special Requirements: N/A

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Mississippi

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Missouri

Online Programs: Not Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Montana

Online Programs: Not Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Nebraska

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Nevada

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Nevada are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Nevada.

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New Hampshire

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals, or other field experiences)
Internships: Authorized, organized by student only
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: All online programs are authorized, any student may participate in internships that are not directly organized by the university.

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New Jersey

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: No
Special Requirements: None

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New Mexico

Online Programs: Not Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in New Mexico are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in New Mexico

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New York

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: All online programs are authorized, any student may participate in internships that are not directly organized by the university.

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North Carolina

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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North Dakota

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Ohio

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Ohio are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Ohio.

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Oklahoma

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Oregon

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Oregon are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Oregon.

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Pennsylvania

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Rhode Island

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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South Carolina

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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South Dakota

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Tennessee

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Authorized, organized by student only
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: All online programs are authorized, any student may participate in internships that are not directly organized by the university.

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Texas

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Texas are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Texas.

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Utah

Online Programs: Not Authorized
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None.

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Vermont

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Virginia

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Washington

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Students in resident programs only are permitted to take internships in Washington.
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in Washington are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in Washington.

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West Virginia

Online Programs: Partial (online programs that do not require internships, clinicals or other field experiences)
Internships: Not Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: No online academic programs requiring field placement in West Virginia are authorized. Students in resident campus programs are not permitted to conduct any internships, field placements or clinicals in West Virginia.

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Wisconsin

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized, organized by university or student
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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Wyoming

Online Programs: Authorized
Internships: Authorized
Regulated Professions Require Additional Authorization: Yes
Special Requirements: None

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