Degree-granting colleges and universities seeking authorization to operate in Washington should contact the Higher Education Coordinating Board at: DAinfo@wsac.wa.gov
Private vocational and technical schools seeking a license to offer diploma or certificate programs in Washington should contact the state's Workforce Board.
Step 1: Develop a detailed proposal. Develop an administrative structure and define the degrees and programs your college or university would like to offer in Washington. Outline proposed areas and level of study, the mode of delivery (distance education or classroom-based) and a potential location.
Step 2: Contact us to set up a meeting. Please call us at least one year prior to the proposed start of operations. We will discuss the application process, the areas of review, and the details of your proposal.
Step 3: Complete and submit the application. We will review your application and contact you if we have questions or need further clarification.
Institutions seeking information on whether their distance learning activities may require authorization can complete the Distance Learning Questionnaire and FAX it to Degree Authorization - 360-704-6203.
- Authorized Institutions
- Religious Exempt Institutions
- Foreign Degree-Granting Branch Campuses
Specifically, students must:
The state adopted the Foreign Degree-granting Branch Campus Act to encourage colleges and universities in foreign countries to establish branch campuses in Washington.
For more information:
Email: Degree Authorization staff