State Licensure

Founded in 1903, Waldorf College (Waldorf) is a residential college located in Iowa and licensed by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. 
In addition to the residential programs offered on campus, Waldorf also offers online degree programs.  In compliance with federal and state regulations that govern the offering of online programs, Waldorf seeks authorization or exemption, as applicable, in all 50 states, as well as the territories.  Regulations vary by state. 

For colleges to offer degree programs to residents of some states, those states require special disclosure. For example, some states require special disclosure that the state does not regulate out-of-state institutions.  In those cases, out-of-state institutions may offer online programs to residents of those states, but the college is regulated by its home state, not necessarily by the student’s state of residence.
Waldorf is in a continuous process to monitor regulations in states and territories in which it offers programs and courses.  Prospective students should check this site often for updates.  It is recommended that you review regulatory information and professional licensing requirements in your state of residence.
Registering a Complaint (http://www.waldorf.edu/Online/About-Us/Accreditation-and-Memberships/Registering-a-Complaint )
*Updated 08/01/2014

For specific information regarding state authorization contact:

Jason Longcrier, MS
Licensure and State Authorization Specialist
Email: jason.longcrier@csegroup.com


Alabama
Waldorf is approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education and the application to the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education was submitted 5/16/2014.
ACHE Certificate of Approval
Alaska
Waldorf is exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 as an online distance delivered program and does not have a physical presence in the state.
Alaska Exemption
Arizona
Waldorf’s programs are not under the jurisdiction of the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education since the university has no physical presence in Arizona. Residencies for online students do not trigger licensure.
Arkansas
Waldorf’s application to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education is in progress. Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
California
Waldorf is not required to be licensed by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education since the institution has no physical presence in California. Residencies for online students do not trigger the need for authorization.
Colorado
Waldorf’s online programs are not required to be approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education since the institution’s activities do not constitute physical presence within Colorado.
Connecticut
Waldorf is not required to be licensed by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education since the institution does not have a physical presence in Connecticut.
Delaware
Waldorf is not incorporated in Delaware and does not have a physical presence. Therefore, Delaware Department of Education approval is not required.
Florida
Waldorf is not required to be licensed with the Florida Commission for Independent Education (Commission) since the institution is not physically located in Florida and instructors do not have face-to-face contact with students.
Georgia
Waldorf engages in none of the conditions which would cause it to be required by the State of Georgia’s Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) to be authorized. Waldorf’s residency courses are exempt from regulation by NPEC.
Hawaii
The State of Hawaii does not endorse, license, approve, or register post-secondary educational institutions.
Idaho
Waldorf is not required to register in Idaho, since it is an online-only school outside of Idaho.
Illinois
Waldorf received approval from Illinois Board of Higher Education to operate in Illinois.
State of Illinois Approval
Indiana
Waldorf College has been granted authorization as an out-of-state institution with no physical presence in Indiana to enroll and offer online instruction or distance education to Indiana residents.
State of Indiana Authorization
Iowa
Waldorf is registered with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission through March 15, 2015.
Iowa Registration Approval
Kansas
Waldorf is not required to seek approval with the Kansas Board of Regents.
Kentucky
Waldorf’s application to the Council on Postsecondary Education is in progress.
Louisiana
Waldorf is not regulated by the Board of Regents, since it offers courses and programs fully online and does not maintain physical facilities in the State of Louisiana.
Maine
Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the Maine Department of Education.
Maryland
Waldorf is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to enroll Maryland students in fully online distance education programs. Waldorf was initially registered with the Commission on August 14, 2013.
State of Maryland Registration
Massachusetts
Waldorf is not required to be approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, since there is no physical presence in the State of Massachusetts,
Michigan
Waldorf has no physical presence in the State of Michigan and is therefore not required to be licensed to provide online instruction to Michigan residents. Residency programs offered by Waldorf are exempt from approval.
Minnesota
Waldorf College is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education 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.
Minnesota Registration
Mississippi
Waldorf is in the process of applying for registration with the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation and the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration.
Missouri
Waldorf does not have a physical presence in Missouri and is, therefore, not required to be licensed by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. 
Montana
Waldorf is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and therefore meets the requirements of the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education to operate in the state.
State of Montana Approval
Nebraska
Waldorf has no physical presence in Nebraska and is not required to seek authorization to offer online courses or programs.
Nevada
Waldorf is not required to be licensed in Nevada by the Commission on Postsecondary Education due to lack of physical presence. However, all agents who recruit in Nevada are required to have an agent permit. Waldorf will be required to register agents with the Commission.
New Hampshire
Waldorf offers online education to New Hampshire residents which does not require authorization.
New Jersey
As an institution with recognized regional accreditation that plans to offer distance education programs to New Jersey residents and has no physical presence in New Jersey, Waldorf is not required to be licensed by the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education.
New Mexico
Waldorf is not required to register in the State of New Mexico since the institution offers online courses and programs and does not require an internship/externship.
New York
Waldorf has no physical presence in New York and is not required to seek approval.
North Carolina
Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the state.
North Dakota
Waldorf submitted an exemption request for distance education to the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education on both July 5, 2011 and March 13, 2012.
Ohio
Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools and to the Ohio Board of Regents.
Oklahoma
Waldorf delivers courses and programs exclusively through an online format and is therefore not required to be licensed by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Oregon
The Office of Degree Authorization has approved Waldorf to deliver online degree programs and courses for college credit to students in Oregon effective through June 30, 2014.
State of Oregon Approval
Pennsylvania
Waldorf is approved to offer distance education or conduct other activities in Pennsylvania through June 30, 2016.
State of Pennsylvania Approval
Rhode Island
Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education. .
South Carolina
Waldorf is not required to have a license to operate in the State of South Carolina, since the institution does not have “actual presence” within the state and is only offering online programs.
South Dakota
The Secretary of State of the State of South Dakota has issued a certificate of authorization to Columbia Southern University to provide postsecondary education.
South Dakota Authorization
Tennessee
Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to confirm that the institution does not need to obtain authorization from the Commission.
Texas
Waldorf is excluded from the Texas Workforce Commission’s licensing requirements for enrolling Texas residents. Waldorf College is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. Waldorf offers a residency course and internship elective to online students and therefore, may be required to seek authorization with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Utah
Waldorf is exempt from registration by the Utah Division of Consumer Protection.
Letter of exemption
Review of Registration
Vermont
Waldorf is not required to be approved by the Vermont Department of Education or State Board of Education since it only offers online programs with no physical presence in Vermont.
Virginia
Waldorf can offer postsecondary instruction via distance learning to residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. However, Waldorf does not meet Virginia’s criterion of physical presence and is therefore ineligible for certification to operate in Virginia. As such, students who are residents of Virginia do not benefit from protections available to students attending institutions that are certified by SCHEV (http://www.schev.edu/highered/pope/Students.asp ).
Washington
Waldorf is not currently required to be authorized by the Higher Education Coordinating Board.
West Virginia
Waldorf does not meet the definition of physical presence as defined in Series 20, Authorization of Degree Granting Institution. Therefore, authorization to offer online programs to West Virginia residents is not required.
Wisconsin
Waldorf’s application to the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board is in progress.
Wyoming
Waldorf is registered by the State of Wyoming, Department of Education pursuant to the Private Schools Licensing Act, Wyo. Stat. 21-2-401.
State of WY License  pdf
Territories
American Samoa
Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the territory.
District of Columbia
Waldorf is not required to be licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission.
Federated State of Micronesia
Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the territory.
Guam
Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the territory.
Northern Marianas
Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the territory.
Puerto Rico
Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the territory.
Virgin Islands
Waldorf has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the territory