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College and University Licensure in New Jersey

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR THOSE SEEKING TO OFFER COLLEGIATE COURSES
OR PROGRAMS IN NEW JERSEY


N.J.S.A. 18A:68-3 stipulates that no corporation may offer credit-bearing courses in New Jersey until it files a certified copy of its incorporation and obtains from a license to offer such courses or work under the rules prescribed by the Secretary of Higher Education.

Please note that the threshold for the licensure requirement is "Physical Presence", defined in the rules as follows:

“Physical presence” means that an entity offers credit-bearing courses from or conducts some portion of the learning experience at a location established in New Jersey by the entity, whether established directly or under the auspices of another entity or an institution.

If you are interested in offering collegiate courses or programs in New Jersey, please download and review the licensure regulations carefully and then contact the Office of Licensure (by telephone at 609.984.3738, or by email: eric.taylor@oshe.nj.gov) for more information about licensure processes in this State.

Download the Adobe PDF file containing the rules.

NEW JERSEY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
TITLE 9A - HIGHER EDUCATION
New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
CHAPTER 1. LICENSURE RULES - Adobe 152 Kb
(with amendments effective 10/17/16)

New Jersey Statutes Regarding College and University Licensure -Adobe 36 Kb


Last Updated: Friday, 10/28/16

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