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NC SARA LogoThe State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.  Member states agree to follow uniform processes for approving their eligible institutions' participation. Pennsylvania joined SARA in January 2017.

SARA is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education.

Marywood University is a SARA-participating institution, enabling the University to engage in all activities covered by SARA in states that are members of SARA without having to obtain approval from each state individually.  This agreement includes activities such as internships, clinical or field work that occur in other SARA states for students enrolled in the university’s distance education or campus-based academic programs.

SARA's policies help protect students and provide benefits to member states and institutions carrying out distance education in multiple states. Marywood University is a SARA-participating institution, enabling the university to operate in all other SARA states without having to obtain approval from each state individually. This agreement includes on-ground activities such as internships, clinical or field work experiences that occur in other SARA states for students enrolled in Marywood’s distance education or campus-based academic programs.

Marywood University adheres to all SARA guidelines and policies relating to student complaints. Please refer to the Student Handbook for the University grievance procedure. If a complaint cannot be resolved using the University grievance procedure, a student can contact the Home State SARA Portal Entity.       

SARA does not deal with professional licensing board approval for programs leading to state licensing in fields such as nursing, teacher education, psychology, etc. SARA membership does not include reciprocity for licensure or certification issues with other states.

Marywood University’s licensure programs meet Pennsylvania licensure and certification requirements. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and completion of these requirements in Pennsylvania does not guarantee compatibility with other state licensure certifications.

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New Hampshire
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Indiana
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Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgina
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
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State License
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Alaska
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California
Colorado
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Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
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