Many states have prescribed an “authorization” process for out-of-state
institutions delivering online programs to its state residents. Authorization (sometimes referred to as “registration,” “licensure,” “approval,” etc.) indicates that the institution has met certain minimum standards under the laws and regulations of that state. Authorization does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Credits earned at an institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
Boise State University has taken steps to protect its students and operations through nationwide compliance and currently participates in a voluntary State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) encompassing all states except California. Boise State can operate without state authorization in California because the university is a public accredited institution. All programs at Boise State are approved by Idaho’s State Board of Education.