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Admission of applicants residing outside the state of Maryland to an online degree or certificate program or individual online course offered by Capitol Technology University (Capitol Tech) is dependent upon Capitol Tech’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-950-1992

Capitol Tech is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution as well as a member of the Southern Regional Education Boards Electronic Campus.

Capitol Technology University is authorized or exempt from authorization for online programs in the following states.   Residents of these states may take online courses/programs through Capitol Tech. 

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona,  California, Colorado. Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,Maryland,  Nebraska, New Jersey,  New York, Nevada,  New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Current and prospective students who wish to file a complaint are encouraged to follow the procedures outlined in the Student Handbook and attempt to resolve the issue directly with the university. If a student has exhausted Capitol’s grievance procedures and the grievance has not been resolved, the student has the right to file a complaint with Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), the state portal agency for NC-SARA.  The agency is responsible for investigating and resolution of student complaints. A complaint concerning compliance with the standards of accreditation is to be submitted to the institution's accrediting body, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

 California Residents- Online students residing in California can file complaints online at or call toll-free 833-942-1120.

Capitol Technology University data on student graduation and completion rates is available at:


 Capitol Technology University data on undergraduate student financial aid is available at:


Complete transfer credit policies can be found in the university catalog.

The following policy defines the credit hour at Capitol Technology University in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations.


Capitol Technology University defines the credit hour as an approximation of the learning outcomes equivalent of the Carnegie Unit. Courses are developed and evaluated to ensure that the amount of student learning required per credit is equivalent to one (50 minute) hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks or two (50 minute) hours of direct faculty instruction and four hours of out-of-class student work  in an eight  week graduate sub-term for one semester hour of credit or at least an equivalent amount of work for other academic activities as established by the institution, including laboratory work, internships, independent study and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

Student learning outcomes reflect differences in course delivery methods, type of instruction and interaction, degree of supervision, measurements of student work, academic disciplines and degree levels. Regardless of the course delivery method all courses should be consistent in the amount of active academic engagement required to meet course objectives.

For asynchronous online courses active academic engagement includes, but is not limited to, interactive tutorials, group discussions, online study or project groups, threaded discussion boards, chat rooms, submission of academic assignments and student or faculty initiated contact to ask questions. Simply logging into the asynchronous classroom, by either faculty or students does not constitute active academic engagement.

The chart below outlines the minimum amounts of instruction and preparation/study time per credit over the course a full semester or graduate sub-term. Some courses may require additional study or laboratory time.


Credit hour equivalent grid

Traditional Classroom or Live Online Courses

Asynchronous Online Courses

Internship or Independent Study

Credit Hours

Amount of Instruction Time

Time Required Outside of Class/Instruction Time

Amount of Time required for all Activities

Amount of Time required for all Activities

1 Credit

12.5 hours

25 hours

37.5 hours

37.5 hours

2 Credits

25 hours

50 hours

75 hours

75 hours

3 Credits

37.5 hours

75 hours

112.5 hours

112.5 hours

4 Credits

50 hours

100 hours

150 hours

150 hours

All credit-bearing courses with the exception of doctoral dissertation research, writing and presentation courses require syllabi, which will include the number of credit hours, class meeting times and approximate schedule of required assignments.


More information about ABET accreditation can be found at

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Admissions Application

Capitol Technology University uses a third party admissions application that contains questions about the applicants criminal history.  However, applicants are not required to answer the question and the University does not disqualify an applicant fr...

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Middle States Accreditation Process

Capitol Technology University is preparing its 10 year self-study report for the Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE or Middles States). Capitol was first accredited by Middle States in 1976 and has maintained this accreditation status since that time.

The re-accreditation process began in 2018 with formation of the self-study executive committee. In 2019 the self-study workgroups were formed and the attached draft self-study design was produced.  The workgroups will draft reports and the resulting self-study report will be submitted to Middle State. The process will culminate with an on-site visit of the Middle States evaluation team in Spring 2021. 

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The Solomon Amendment (10 U.S.C. § 983) is a federal law that allows military recruiters to access some address, biographical and academic program information on students age 17 and older.

The Department of Education has determined the Solomon Amendment supersedes most elements of FERPA. The university is therefore obligated to release data included in the list of “student recruiting information,” which may or may not match the university's FERPA directory definition list. However, if the student has submitted a request to restrict the release of their directory information, then no information from the student's education record will be released as specified in the Solomon Amendment.  

The following is a list of information that may be released to military recruiters pursuant to the Solomon Amendment:

Name, address, telephone, age/date of birth, level of education, academic major, degrees received, educational institution in which the student was most recently enrolled.

Under the Solomon amendment, information will be released for military recruitment purposes only. The military recruiters may request student recruitment information once each term or semester for each of the 12 eligible units within the five branches of the service:

Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard

Navy, Navy Reserve

Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve

Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve

The request must be submitted in writing on letterhead clearly identifying the unit of service requesting the student recruitment information and should be sent to the Office of Registration and Records, 11301 Springfield Road, Laurel, MD 20708 or

Information released is limited to the current or preceding semester.  If the request is received between semesters, the request must indicate previous or upcoming semester.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Capitol Technology University does not offer any programs that lead to a professional license.