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:

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