Required Disclosures

Academic Accreditations

Wake Forest University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wake Forest University. The Commission should only be contacted if there is evidence that appears to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Legal Accreditations

Wake Forest University School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar; 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598; Telephone 312.988.6739). While the ABA does not formally approve any program other than the first degree in law (JD), it does require accredited schools to receive acquiescence for these programs. Wake Forest Law has received such acquiescence for the MSL.

The ABA prohibits law schools from granting credit towards a JD for any coursework in the MSL program completed prior to enrollment in a JD program.

State Authorizations

Wake Forest University, like all higher education institutions, must follow individual state regulations before enrolling students outside of North Carolina in online programs. We are currently only accepting applications from residents of the 35 eligible states listed below. Authorization is pending in other states.

Alaska New Jersey
California New York
Colorado North Carolina
Connecticut North Dakota
D.C. – Washington Ohio
Florida Oklahoma
Georgia Pennsylvania
Hawaii Rhode Island
Idaho South Carolina
Illinois Tennessee
Indiana Texas
Kansas Utah
Louisiana Vermont
Mississippi Virginia
Missouri Washington
Montana West Virginia
Nebraska Wyoming
New Hampshire

Information for Residents of Texas

The following notice is required to be posted by the Texas Workforce Commission:

  • Wake Forest University School of Law is not regulated under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.
  • Wake Forest University is legally authorized by the state of North Carolina to offer postsecondary education and award degrees.
  • Wake Forest University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, an accrediting organization recognized by the United States Secretary of Education under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Section 1001 et seq.).
  • Wake Forest University School of Law offers in Texas only postsecondary distance or correspondence programs of instruction.

Students may file complaints in accordance with the processes detailed below.

Complaint Resolution

Wake Forest University School of Law is committed to its online educational programs. If you have a question, concern or complaint, we encourage you to contact the MSL Program Director. The Law School complaint policies may be found in Section 9 of our Student Handbook. You may also report your complaints to your local state agency.

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