State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).
York County Community College is approved by the state of Maine to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, (SARA) is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for offering of college level distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by colleges based in another state.
Benefits for students:
- SARA expands access for students 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 overall quality of distance education
Learn more about SARA at: www.nc-sara.org