Information on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)
What is SARA?
- "The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establish comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts (http://nc-sara.org/content/basic-questions-about-sara)."
What are my benefits as a student?
- Expands access to educational offerings; Should lead to better resolution of complaints from students in SARA states; Reduces a rapidly growing institutional cost that is in one way or another passed along to students; Should enhance the overall quality of distance education (http://nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits).
Emory & Henry College is an approved SARA institution.
For the purposes of SARA, Emory & Henry College defines distance education to include on-line didactic and off-site experiential activities (i.e., clinical experiences, fieldwork, clinical rotations) that occur outside of the state of Virginia.
Emory & Henry College complies with all SARA requirements including the following: