Doral College Receives NC SARA Approval

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Doral College is excited to announce that it has been approved by the state of Florida to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. The purpose of NC-SARA is to make it easier for students that are based outside of Florida to take online courses offered by Doral College.

A little more about SARA–it is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts. SARA members are not institutions or students, they are the actual states. Therefore a state “joins” or becomes a “member” of SARA while a college or university “operates under” or “participates in” SARA. States join SARA through their respective regional compact.

SARA does not replace state authorization. It simply centralizes the authorization process for each institution in a single state called the institution’s “home state.” Colleges or universities in a SARA state therefore only need their home state authorization to offer distance education to any other SARA member state.