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Student Complaints

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The University of Wyoming seeks to create a positive, productive and inclusive learning community for all students to achieve their educational goals. Since the university is committed to its students and to the application of academic policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner, it would like to know about student concerns and complaints. 

The institutional complaint process for distance learning students is the same for all students regardless of physical location. Students may voice concerns in an informal or formal manner. Students can follow the appropriate links for full details of the policies, procedures, informal and formal complaint options, internal and external resources, rights and privacy information, clear timelines, records retention information, and statute of limitations on filing a complaint.

Student Complaints Information


Licensure and Certification

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The University of Wyoming has a variety of degrees and certificates students can earn. These degrees and certificates are voluntary and do not lead to professional licensure or guarantee employment. For general licensure and certification questions please contact Compliance & Review Specialist Erika Helgeson at or 307-766-3423, for certificate specific questions please use the contact information below each certificate.

Licensure and Certification Information

State Authorization and Accreditation

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State authorization is a longstanding requirement in the Higher Education Act of 1965 that requires institutions to be authorized in the state in which they are located as a condition for eligibility to receive Title IV Federal Student Aid. While all higher education institutions must have state authorization in the states in which they are physically located, there are no federal requirements for online education providers in states where the institutions are not located.

States expect institutions to obtain approval for regulated activities that occur in their State. These activities may include; online learning, experiential learning, faculty teaching from another state, marketing, advertising, and more.

Institutions must also be aware of additional State Agencies in other States that may wish to have oversight of the institution’s activities and programs such as State professional boards (e.g. nursing, teaching, etc.) as well as the Secretary of State Office and State Department of Labor. Requirements will vary from State to State. Institutions must now provide Licensure and Certification information to all students interested in programs with these requirements for employment after graduation.

Accreditation Information

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Office of Online & Continuing Education

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3596


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