State authorization refers to the processes institutions must follow to ensure all legislative requirements are met in all states where Clemson University students are located. Clemson University is a SARA approved institution and follows the required guidelines. For more information about SARA, please visit the SARA website.
Professional Licensure/Certifications/Field Experiences
Clemson University programs currently lead to the recommendation of licensure or certification in the state of South Carolina. For students outside of SC interested in academic programs or courses that lead to professional licensure, certifications, or contain field experiences (internships, co-ops, clinical or student teaching placements, etc.), it is imperative you understand the regulations for your state PRIOR to enrolling in any academic program or course. For your convenience, please check on the licensing requirements for the state where you will seek employment. If you experience difficulty finding the requirements for a specific state, please contact the program's advisor for help.
Clemson University works to provide global access to its online programs. It is the student’s responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements of whether the online degree selected will be recognized in the country of residence; how the collection of student data may be used in your country; and, whether you will be subject to additional withholding taxes in addition to the price of tuition. International students considering an academic program that leads to a professional license should first confirm with the appropriate professional licensing board in their country of residence whether a Clemson University degree is recognized when seeking licensure or certification.
Policy for Student Complaints and Grievances
Students who have a complaint against Clemson University should first file a complaint with the institution by following the institution's complaint process. If Clemson University does not resolve the complaint, students who reside in a SARA state may file a complaint with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The SCCHE will only consider complaints that were previously unresolved by the University.For students residing in Massachusetts, complaints can be made at:
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
Filing a Complaint
For students residing in California, complaints can be made at:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
Filing a Complaint
Clemson Online Headquarters
502 Lebanon Road
Pendleton, SC 29670