State Authorization

The United States Department of Education regulation 4 C.F.R.§ 600.9(c) requires each state to apply for and receive authorization to provide online/distance education programs to out-of-state students.

The Department of Education requires all post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction in their states. 

SRJC out-of-state policy for online courses

In order to maintain compliance, students living outside of California, based on their mailing address, are prohibited from taking online classes at SRJC.

Incorrect Mailing Address Issue

If the mailing address is incorrect, or if a student has recently moved to the state of California, they can log in to the student portal and update their mailing address. Once the address has been updated to a California address, the student will be able to enroll in online classes at SRJC.