State Authorization Information


State Authorization Information

Parker University is a member of NC-SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. It provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

Benefits to students

  • Expands access to educational offerings
  • Enhances overall quality of distance education
  • Reduces a rapidly growing institutional cost that is in one way or another passed along to students
  • Should lead to better resolution of complaints from students in SARA states

As a member of NC-SARA, Parker University is permitted to place students for internships, preceptorships, and fieldwork in those states and institutions which are also NC-SARA members. For a list of NC-SARA states and institutions, please refer to the following link:

Please note: SARA states are shaded on the map published on the states-institutions link.

Student Complaints Regarding Distance Education

All students, including those participating in distance education courses, must initially follow the Parker University’s Student Complaint Process located in the Parker University Academic Catalog. If a student complaint regarding distance education is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student can follow the Student Complaint Process through NC-SARA.

If you have additional questions regarding distance learning or NC-SARA, please contact the Department of Online Education.