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State Authorizations

California State University San Marcos is approved to offer online programs to students residing in the following states. This list will be updated upon additional authorizations/exemptions.

Approved States:

  • Alaska *
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

CSU Student Internal Complaint Process and Contact Information

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education’s Program Integrity Rule, each institution of higher education is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information for the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state.

Students are encouraged to utilize California State University’s internal complaint or review policies and procedures prior to filing a complaint with a state agency. Executive Order 1063 outlines the internal complaint process at the CSU. If you are a student wishing to file a complaint in your home state, please select the state contact at the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association to file a complaint directly in your state.


* Alaska

CSUSM Fully Online Degree Programs

Fully online degree programs offered through the California State University are considered to be exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17 of the Alaska statutes since all are conducted online and do not create a physical presence in the state of Alaska.