Contact Information & Immunizations
Students must maintain their contact information, including current physical address, phone, mobile phone, and alternate email on MySonoran. Official student communications will be delivered personally, via the postal service, or to a student's current school email. Post Office (P.O.) Box addresses are allowed with the addition of a physical address.
Disclosure of Location (State Authorization)
It matters where students live when taking any course outside the state of Arizona. Students are entitled to certain consumer protections and Sonoran University complies with state regulations in the state in which students live while taking any Sonoran University course. This State Authorization permission process includes any traditional, online, or hybrid program, or any course involving learning placements, outside Arizona. A learning placement includes an activity such as internship, externship, clinical rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, proctoring, etc. Sonoran University participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Through this reciprocity Sonoran University is considered authorized in all SARA states outside of Arizona. SARA is overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). A current list of member states can be found on the Council's website.
Admission into a distance or online education program is granted at the time of initial acceptance into the program and is dependent on program availability in the state where you live at the time of admission. If you move to, or live in, a different state after admission to the program, continuation within the program and Federal financial aid will depend on the availability of the program within the new state where you live. Whether military personnel stationed outside the state of Arizona may enroll or continue in a Sonoran University distance or online education program is based on where they are stationed.
International Students in Online Programs
International students are advised to understand and be apprised of the rules, regulations, and requirements related to distance or online education programs in the country in which they live; particularly:
- If the country will recognize an online degree;
- Whether the program meets licensure or certification requirements in the country; and
- If the country charges any additional taxes, withholdings, or fees associated with online distance education programs.
If you are enrolled in an online program, please check to ensure the online degree you are seeking will serve its intended purpose.
Address Change Notification
It is the student’s responsibility to notify Sonoran University’s Registrar’s Office of their new address immediately upon an address change. Please email your new address to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Sonoran University email account and include your Sonoran University Student ID number. Online students are also asked to verify their location each quarter during registration.
Immunization and Vaccination Requirements
Sonoran University is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students and patients. Because Sonoran University and naturopathic medicine play an increased role in the delivery of integrative healthcare through multiple partnerships with hospitals, clinics, and treatment centers, our ND students are required to provide proof of immunity for various diseases.
Prior to enrollment, all incoming ND students must provide sufficient documentation regarding required immunity for state regulations or pandemic protocols in effect. For a complete list of vaccination and immunity requirements please see the Immunization/Vaccination Requirements section of our Consumer Information page on the University's website. Incoming Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) students should send proof of immunization or titer testing results to the Clinical Coordinator at email@example.com.