Before launching, an online program must undergo a state authorization review to see if other states’ regulations present barriers to students from that state enrolling in the program. The regulations of each individual state determine if OHIO may offer online education there, to whom it may be offered, and if there will be a financial obligation to the state(s) in which the program is offered.
The coordinator of compliance and quality assurance in the Office of Instructional Innovation conducts the review. Allow a minimum of two to three weeks for the review to be completed.
Answering the questions in the following checklist (also available as a PDF) will help you to prepare for the review.
For additional information about developing an online program, contact Becky Simons at email@example.com.