Licensure

In addition to our institutional accreditation, American Sentinel University is authorized to operate as a degree-granting institution by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the state policy and coordinating board for Colorado’s higher education system. Colorado is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. American Sentinel is approved to participate in SARA by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. As a result of American Sentinel’s participation in SARA the University has authorization in 29 states as of August 31, 2015.

Participation in SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.

American Sentinel University is licensed or otherwise recognized by the following state agencies:

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
100 N. Union St.
P.O. Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000
334.242.1998
http://www.ache.state.al.us

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 302130
Montgomery, AL 36130-2130
334.293.4500
http://www.accs.cc/

Alaska: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Alaska regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Arizona: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Arizona regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Arkansas: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Arkansas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Colorado Commission on Higher Education
1560 Broadway
Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202
303.866.2723
http://highered.colorado.gov

California: The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulates through licensure all private colleges and universities that are not formally accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission accredits American Sentinel, therefore the university is not required to be licensed by the Bureau.

Georgia: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Georgia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Hawaii: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Hawaii regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Idaho: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Idaho regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Illinois: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Illinois regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Indiana: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Indiana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Iowa: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Iowa regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Kansas: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Kansas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Kentucky: Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, #320
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502.573.1555
http://www.cpe.ky.gov

Louisiana: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Louisiana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Maine: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Maine regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Maryland : As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Maryland regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Michigan: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Michigan regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Minnesota: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Minnesota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Mississippi: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Mississippi regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Missouri: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Missouri regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Montana: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Montana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Nebraska: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Nebraska regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Nevada: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Nevada regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

New Hampshire: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with New Hampshire regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

New Mexico: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with New Mexico regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

North Carolina: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with North Carolina regulations to offer programs to residents of the state

North Dakota: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with North Dakota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Ohio: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Ohio regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Oklahoma: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Oklahoma regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Oregon: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Oregon regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Pennsylvania: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17126
Phone: 717.783.8228
http://www.education.state.pa.us

Rhode Island: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Mississippi regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

South Carolina: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with South Carolina regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

South Dakota: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with South Dakota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Tennessee: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Tennessee regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Texas: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Texas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Utah: State of Utah Department of Commerce, 160 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111. Phone: 801.530.6601, http://www.dcp.utah.gov

Vermont: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Vermont regulations to offer programs to residents of the state

Virginia: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Virginia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state

Washington: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Washington regulations to offer programs to residents of the state

West Virginia: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with West Virginia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
431 Charmany Drive, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53719
608.266.1996
http://www.eab.state.wi.us
eabmail@eab.state.wi.us

Wyoming: As an approved SARA institution, American Sentinel is in compliance with Wyoming regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.


State Agencies Consumer Complaint Information

For further information on licensure, please contact Natalie Hunter, Director, Financial Aid and Compliance, at natalie.hunter@americansentinel.edu

*American Sentinel has been issued exemptions, registrations and no further action required notices for many states. Please contact us for a complete list.