As of February 16, 2016 the University of Georgia has been approved by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions that are members of SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states. States and institutions that choose to become members of SARA operate under a set of policies and standards overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements and administered by four regional higher education compacts. For more information about the SARA initiative and the progress of state and institutional membership, please visit http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions.
As a National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) approved institution, the University of Georgia is authorized to offer our online programs to students who reside in the following SARA states and territories. UGA is not approved to offer our online programs in American Samoa, Guam, nor the Northern Mariana Islands.
|District of Columbia||Montana||Tennessee|
|Georgia||Nevada||U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Iowa||North Carolina||West Virginia|
California is not an NC-SARA member; however, public institutions do not need to seek approval to operate in California. Therefore, the University of Georgia may accept admission applications to UGA online and distance education certificates and degree programs from California residents.
Please be advised that certain online programs, which include internships, practicums, or other experiential requirements may trigger additional State Authorization requirements. Individuals may check program availability in your state by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
SARA Student Complaint Process