Nexus Disclosure Statements

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Read the University’s full nondiscrimination policy as well as contact information for submitting inquiries and complaints concerning discrimination.

Distance Learners

The University of Michigan (U-M) does not represent or guarantee that its online degree, certification, or certificate programs are recognized by outside institutions, in other countries, or for professional licensure requirements unless otherwise stated. Learners are responsible to verify the degree, certification, or certificate is recognized by or transfers to the desired institution.

Blocked Countries

To comply with U.S. export control regulations, U-M does not currently offer online programs to individuals located* in the following areas**: 

  • Iran
  • Crimea Region of Ukraine
  • Cuba
  • Syria
  • North Korea
  • Venezuela

*Qualified and otherwise eligible students who are citizens of the above-listed countries and regions but reside elsewhere may be required to attest in a certification statement that they no longer reside in a comprehensively sanctioned country or region as part of the admissions process. Additional admissions requirements may also apply. 

**This list is subject to change as sanctions change and are added over time. Therefore, this list may not be fully exhaustive and may contain out-of-date information.

Restricted Access to Technology, Tools, Content, and Services

Certain foreign governments use firewalls to block or limit access to Internet content, which can impact a student’s ability to access course materials and supporting tools and technologies, including those provided by the University, its partners, and third parties. When available to students, the use of a virtual private network (VPN) may enhance a student’s access. Export controls can further limit U-M’s ability to provide students in foreign jurisdictions with certain downloadable content and programs. The University is committed to working with students who experience access limitations, but as these international restrictions may be beyond the University’s and the student’s control, the University cannot guarantee full and uninterrupted access to its online educational content, technologies, tools, and services in all international jurisdictions. Please review any notices published by the program you are interested in to learn more.

Background Screening for Export Control and Sanctions Compliance

Qualified international applicants who do not currently hold a valid U.S. visa will be subjected to additional background checks through international databases prior to receiving an offer of admission. These screening procedures support the University’s efforts to avoid transacting with persons designated under U.S. sanctions programs.  

Data Privacy and Protection

Personal information—whether volunteered, collected through automated processes (e.g., cookies operating on U-M websites), or retrieved from third-parties—will be processed in the United States. For students participating in U-M distance education programs from a European Union (EU) member state, please note that while the United States has not received a finding of “adequacy” under Article 45 of the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), U-M has invested considerable resources into data privacy initiatives and has established significant safeguards for personal data transfers. Additional information regarding U-M’s data collection, processing, and sharing practices, as well as a description of the rights afforded to EU distance-education students, is available here. Individual programs may provide supplemental disclosures when their practices differ. 

Identity Verification

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor (Duo) authentication for Weblogin is required for all U-M students, including those enrolled in online programs, when logging into U-M accounts. Students can choose from a list of several authentication options from Duo to gain access. Some methods for two-factor authentication, such as the Duo Mobile app, Security Keys (e.g., Yubikey), and hardware tokens, may not be used by students located in certain countries or geographic regions due to U.S. export control laws or local restrictions in the country from which you are accessing online programs. Alternative options for gaining access are available for affected students, but may result in additional fees.*

The currently recommended option for international students who, for whatever reason, cannot use the Duo Mobile app is to receive a text message with passcodes. Students will need to enroll a cell phone. A text message will contain a set of 10 passcodes in a single text message that are good when used within 30 days. When used in combination with the “Remember me for 7 days” option (on the Duo login screen), a single text message should enable a student to log in as often as needed for 30 days. See how to get passcodes via text message.

*Standard as well as applicable international text messaging and phone call rates will apply when using a phone for two-factor authentication or to receive a bypass code. 

Use of Student Recordings and Materials

As part of your participation in online courses or programs at or through U-M, the University will make and use photographic, audio, video, or other recordings (the “Recordings”) of you, your voice, and your likeness. This also may include your personally identifiable information, education records, and use of the online interface. Recordings may include work product and other materials, whether or not copyrighted by you or others, that you make available as part of your participation in online courses or programs at or through the University (the “Materials”).

The Recordings are necessary for your participation in University online degree, certification, or certificate courses and will be used internally and externally during and after your enrollment for purposes related to instruction, evaluation, classroom participation, conflict resolution and academic integrity, among others. Recordings and Materials may also be shared with University officials and third parties acting on behalf of the University in connection with administration of online courses and programs. 

Recordings and Materials that amount to education records protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) are subject to U-M’s FERPA policies.

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