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Tech Requirements

It is important your computer has the following requirements in order to access your online classes.

Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10
Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.11, 10.12
Hardware Requirements:
Optical Drive (DVD-ROM/Blu-Ray), sound card, speakers
*some classes might require a webcam/microphone

Browsers for Windows and Mac:

Firefox (Final Release Channel, latest version)
Firefox (ESR, allows Silverlight playback)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel, latest Version)

Edge Browser (Windows 10 only, latest version, not recommended)
Internet Explorer (Latest Version, not recommended)
Safari (Latest Version, not recommended)

Software Requirements
Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or Office 365
Adobe Flash
Java

 

State Authorizations

Students Outside of North Dakota Interested in Online Programs from Williston State College

State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. Below is a map and list of states WSC is allowed to offer online courses to, those we are currently working on authorization with, and those state who we are not currently pursuing authorizations due to cost and application requirements.  If you have questions regarding anything on this page please contact Katie Peterson @ 701.774.4594.

                                                                                                   
Authorization for All Online Programs  (Green)

WSC is authorized, or not required to be authorized, per individual state laws for the states listed below.  The following are states we are currently allowed to offer  full online programs:

Alaska                Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Hawaii                      Idaho
Illinois
Indiana                      Iowa                       Kansas
Kentucky

                  Louisiana            Maine       Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi           Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma                                     

                            Oregon       Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina        South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont                           Virginia
West Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin         Wyoming

                  


Pending States (Orange)
Williston State College is currently in the process of researching and seeking authorization in the following states:

Delaware

 

 
 

No Authorization (Red)
Due to the lengthy and expensive application process, Williston State College has chosen not to seek authorization to offer online programs in the following states. We apologize for any inconvenience.

       Alabama         Maryland