APPROVAL OF EXEMPT STATUS
"Assistance" in Oregon
Physical Presence in Oregon is defined in administrative rule 583-030-0015 (23)
Any person or organization helping the school or its students or clients...
person assisting a school includes, but is not limited to: advertiser, recruiter,
admissions agent, advisor, teacher, mentor, tutor, supervisor of an internship or
practicum, speaker, seminar or discussion leader, evaluator, member of a thesis
or study committee...
In Oregon, there are 3 categories of exemption:
- RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION - Non-profit religious schools that offer only
degrees in theology or religious occupations.
- ONLINE EXEMPTION - Distance learning programs that are accredited
by a USDOE-approved regional accrediting organization, and do not have "assistance"
- OTHER EXEMPT INDEPENDENT COLLEGES - Non-profit regionally-accredited
schools that have operated successfully under ODA authorization for more than 5
Quick Facts about exempt status in Oregon…
- Exemption is determined by the ODA Administrator and communicated to the school
- Approval or denial of exempt status is based on review, and verification of certain
- Exempt status usually remains in effect as long as the school continues to meet
- Exempt status may be denied or revoked as necessary.
- Exempt schools are required to submit annual reports to ODA.