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Dominican University is a member of the National Council on State Authorization Agreements (NC-SARA) and is therefore eligible to admit residents of 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in its distance education programs. As a non-profit organization without a physical presence in California, Dominican University is exempt from registration/authorization from the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

Complaint Process

Please visit Help Central for instructions on how to file a complaint with the state of Illinois or your state of residence.

Refund Policies

Please review Dominican University’s tuition refund policy

Professional Licensure/Certification

If your program leads to a professional license or certification, authorization may be required from the state professional licensing board prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in a state other than Illinois. Check with your program's internship or clinical coordinator with questions about state professional licensing board requirements prior to beginning an internship or field experience in another state.

The programs in the following chart lead to an externally-validated license or certification. The chart shows Dominican University’s determination as to whether a particular academic program will lead to licensure or certification in various states. 

State/Territory
Licensing Agency
Professional Board Licensure
Student Complaint Information
Alabama Alabama Commission on Higher Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process
Alaska Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
American Samoa American Samoa Department of Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistantc
Social Workc
Teacher Educationc
Could not be determined
Arizona Arizona Commission on Postsecondary Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Arkansas Arkansas Division of Higher Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
California California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Colorado Colorado Department of Higher Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Connecticut Connecticut Office of Higher Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Delaware Delaware Department of Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
District of Columbia District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Florida Florida Higher Education Licensure Commission Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Georgia Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Guam Guam Department of Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistantc
Social Workc
Teacher Educationc
Could not be determined
Hawaii Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Idaho Idaho State Board of Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Illinois Illinois Board of Higher Education Accountancya
Dieteticsa
Nursinga
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationa
Complaint Process 
Indiana Indiana Board of Proprietary Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Iowa Iowa Department of Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Kansas Kansas Board of Regents Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Regents Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Louisiana Louisiana Board of Regents Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Maine Maine Department of Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Maryland Maryland Higher Education Commission Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Michigan Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Mississippi Mississippi Public Universities Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development 

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Montana Montana University System Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Nebraska

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Nevada

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
New Hampshire

New Hampshire Higher Education Commission

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
New Jersey

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
New Mexico New Mexico Higher Education Department Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
New York New York State Education Department Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
North Carolina College Foundation of North Carolina Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
North Dakota

North Dakota State Board of Higher Education

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Ohio Ohio Department of Higher Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Oregon

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Department of Education

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistantc
Social Workc
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Rhode Island

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Tennessee Tennessee Higher Education Commission Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Texas Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board  Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Utah Utah Board of Higher Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Vermont 

Vermont Agency of Education

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Agency of Education

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistantc
Social Workc
Teacher Educationc
Could not be determined
Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Washington Washington Student Achievement Council Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
West Virginia West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Wisconsin

Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process 
Wyoming Wyoming Department of Education Accountancyc
Dieteticsc
Nursingc
Physician Assistanta
Social Worka
Teacher Educationc
Complaint Process

a This program meets licensure or certification requirements for this state
b This program does not meet licensure or certification requirements for this state
c Dominican has not determined if this program meets licensure or certification requirements for this state