State Authorization Status
Eastern Kentucky University is committed to transparency. It is important that you understand that each state has different requirements for authorization for online programs to be offered in their state.
Practicum/Co-op/Clinical/Externships/Mentoring/Shadowing – “Co-op/Clinical”
In all online degree programs which have a required or optional co-op/clinical, based upon a specific state authorization status, you MAY not be able to have that experience in your state of residence. At the time you request approval to enroll in co-op/clinical, the program coordinator will evaluate and determine whether your co-op/clinical can occur in a particular state, or if the credit requirement can be waived, or if an alternative educational experience can be substituted, or other options.
State authorization status at the time of recruitment, admission, and enrollment into an online program may vary from the time of enrollment in a co-op/clinical. It is the state authorization status at the time of enrollment in the co-op/clinical that is controlling. Due to the constantly changing state authorization requirements for online programs, Eastern Kentucky University cannot guarantee that you will be able to complete a co-op/clinical in your state of residence.
You are encouraged to discuss this issue with your academic advisor/program coordinator.
As of to-date, students who are residents of the following states and are enrolled in an online program with a required or optional co-op/ clinical, will NOT be able to complete a co-op/clinical in his/her own state:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- West Virginia