State authorization is the process which ensures that legislative and regulatory requirements are met in all the states where University of Mary Washington students are located. Virginia is a member state participating in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and the University of Mary Washington is an institutional partner in the NC-SARA initiative. As a result, UMW programs are available to students in U.S. states and territories that participate in NC-SARA.
To learn more about NC-SARA, please visit the organization’s website.
Does your UMW Program Meet Licensure Requirements in other states and territories? See our page on State Licensure Confirmation.
Complete state and territory information regarding UMW’s authorization to provide distance education can be found below.