Degree-Granting Institutional Registration is required if you are a private college or university or an out-of-state public postsecondary educational institution that offers postsecondary degree programs to Minnesota residents. This includes any:
Out-of-state institutions that seek to send students to Minnesota for an internship, externship, clinical placement, or field experience do not need to seek approval from our office.
Degree-Granting Institutional Registration requires institutions to have:
* Note: A number of out-of-state institutions offering online/distance education programs to Minnesota residents are doing so through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which Minnesota participates in. These institutions are not required to have approval from our office and may not meet the above requirements. A list of states participating in SARA and institutions in those states authorized to offer online/distance education programs to Minnesota residents is posted on the SARA website.
The Institutional Licensing and Registration division at the Minnesota Office of Higher Education is currently in the process of rolling out a new online portal. The database is currently under construction at this time. If you are a NEW INSTITUTION seeking initial approval or an initial exemption, please click the link below to submit an Initial Inquiry application. Currently approved/exempt institutions will receive updates on the status of the new portal as they are available.