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State Authorization

Trinity International University (TIU) must comply with a state’s regulations before any educational activity can occur within that state. Those regulations determine whether TIU may offer you a place in a course or program. The range of educational activities regulated include offering 100% online courses and programs to online and/or campus-based courses that include activities such as internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching, and clinical placements (Please note limitations related to certain states below).

TIU participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). [Please note and delete what show in this bracket: “NC-SARA” presently shows here as a hyperlink leading to nc-sara.org which looks very good] NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Illinois became a SARA state in July 2015. Trinity International University became a SARA institution in October 2015.

In general, TIU may offer online courses in the states where we have a physical campus and in the states marked on the NC-SARA map (as of May 16, 2017).

For the following states, please note these limitations:

  • Kentucky – Only TEDS distance education online courses, TEDS Certificate in Christian Studies, & TGS M.A. in Bioethics online courses.
  • Massachusetts – No Trinity International University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, or Trinity Graduate School courses or programs can be offered in Massachusetts.
  • North Carolina – Only TEDS distance education online courses, TEDS Certificate in Christian Studies, & TGS M.A. in Bioethics online courses.