Out-of-State Applicants


Briar Cliff University monitors regulations governing online education at the state and federal level. Briar Cliff University was approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), as part of the state of Iowa's membership and as of April 2017, the State of Iowa joined the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). As a result, Briar Cliff may enroll residents of many, but not all, states outside of Iowa.

Prospective students who reside outside the State of Iowa should contact Susan Beidler for more information and status updates on their state of residency, as some limitations may be lifted soon.

Find out if Briar Cliff is authorized to award online degrees in your state here.