State Authorization Info

The State Board of Higher Education provides consumer protection for post-secondary students and prospective students. North Dakota Century Code Chapter 15-18.1  outlines Postsecondary Education Institution Minimum Standards.

Private and out-of-state public institutions should review the standards and application procedures to determine their legal obligations before advertising or offering postsecondary education in North Dakota.

Private Career Schools

Contact North Dakota Career and Technical Education

Degree-Granting Institutions

Applications are required for private  and out-of-state institutions that grant degrees at the associate level or above that operate online and /or on-ground in North Dakota.

  • Institutions with a physical presence in North Dakota must complete the Authorized Application.
  • Institutions without a physical presence that wish to receive an official letter of exemption must complete the Exemption Application.

Authorization and exemption applications can be initiated by creating an account.  To continue or view previous applications, please login on the right.

Compliance with Professional Boards

North Dakota Century Code 15-18.1-17.  “A postsecondary educational institution shall give written notification to potential students applying for enrollment in a course or program that customarily leads to professional registration or certification of the status of the course or program compliance with the registration or certification requirements of the appropriate professional board in the state. A postsecondary educational institution shall give written notification to all students enrolled in a program or course that customarily leads to professional registration or certification of any change in the status of the course or program compliance with the registration or certification requirements of the appropriate professional board in the state.”

Complaints

The State Board of Higher Education addresses complaints that registered and licensed institutions have not met legal requirements. Complaints can be sent to Dr. Tanya Spilovoy, Tanya.spilovoy@ndus.edu 701-328-4102