Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan university regionally
accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Gannon University does not represent or guarantee that its online
degree programs are recognized in or meet requirements to comply
with distance education regulations in the student's country of
residence, if it is outside the United States. It is therefore the
student's responsibility to utilize this international compliance
checklist to understand current circumstances or special
requirements surrounding whether this online degree will be
recognized in the student's country of residence.
Validation of Distance Education - Outside the USA (Disclaimer and Checklist)
Students are urged to check with their national and
local governments to determine if distance education as taken from
an educational institution outside the borders of their home
country comply with regulations as established by either the public
(government) or private (industry) sector. Gannon University
cannot guarantee that its education meets the requirements of any
The following considerations are provided to guide you;
they do not suggest compliance or noncompliance:
- Online and Distance Education from
other countries are permitted in my home country
- My degree or program, if taken
online, needs validated by the Ministry of Education?
- Are there taxes or fees
imposed on an online education taken from a school outside of my
- Certain personal data is needed to
admit and educate students; Gannon University honors privacy laws
in the United States. Are there privacy laws in the country
where the distance education will be taken that need honored?
- Distance Education requires a proper
platform in technology to support an online delivery; in-country
support includes proper internet service, band width, and computer
specifications as defined by Gannon University.
- A student visa is not required for
distance learning in one's home country; students do not need to
enter the United States.
- An application for admission is
required for distance learning from Gannon University; applicants
must meet the admission requirements inclusive of proper English
For more information, please call 814-871-7480