NC-SARA Professional Licensure Disclosure

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NC-SARA Professional Licensure Disclosure


Medaille College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Distance Learning

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

NC-SARA Mission

Agree to Professional Licensure Disclosures

Complaint Resolution

Contact Information by State

Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalogs

Disclosure Statement


National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Medaille College is chartered by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and The Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The College’s degree programs are registered by the New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education, Cultural Education Center, Room 5B28, Albany, NY 12230, (518) 474-5851. Learn more about Medaille College accreditations.

All Medaille College online programs are approved by the New York State Education Department of Distance Education.

Medaille College is an approved New York State SARA institution. SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for the approval of interstate postsecondary distance education courses and programs.


NC-SARA Mission

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, in collaboration with the four regional higher education compacts, was established to develop and implement an effective and efficient reciprocal state-level authorization process for postsecondary distance education. Its mission is to provide broad access to postsecondary education opportunities to students across the country, to increase the quality and value of higher learning credentials earned via distance education, and to assure students are well served in a rapidly changing education landscape.

On September 13, 2016, the New York State Board of Regents adopted new regulations requiring out-of-state institutions of higher education to seek and obtain New York State Education Department (NYSED) approval to offer distance education to New York State residents, and to permit the Department to enter into the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). New York State joined SARA on December 9, 2016.

New York State institutions participating in SARA are authorized to conduct distance education activity in other SARA member states under the terms and provisions of SARA. Medaille College is an institutional member of the Council for the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).


Agree to Professional Licensure Disclosures 

In July of 2020, NC-SARA added a professional licensure disclosure to its expectations. Medaille College agrees to provide notifications to students related to professional licensure. Any institution approved to participate in SARA that offers courses or programs designed to lead to Professional Licensure or certification or advertised as leading to Licensure must satisfy all federal requirements for disclosures regarding such Professional Licensure programs under 34 §C.F.R. 668.43. For SARA purposes, these requirements will also apply to non-Title IV institutions. For SARA purposes, institutions that are unable, after all reasonable efforts, to determine whether a program will meet state professional licensure requirements shall provide the student or applicant with current contact information for any applicable licensing boards and advise the student or applicant to determine whether the program meets requirements for Licensure in the State where the student is located. Visit the NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory. For more details on Academic Program Disclosures, please see the corresponding academic department page:

The United States Department of Education requires each institution of higher education to provide all prospective and current out-of-state students with the contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state. Information listed for each state is subject to change and will be updated on a routine basis.  


Complaint Resolution

Medaille College is required by the United States Department of Education to provide all prospective and current out-of-state students with contact information for the appropriate complaint agency in their home state. Students are encouraged to resolve complaints internally. If the situation is not resolved, students should follow this process prior to filing a complaint with a state agency or NC-SARA.


Contact Information by State



Alabama Commission on Higher Education
P.O. Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 302130
Montgomery, AL 36130

Alabama Secretary of State's Office
P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 26103-5616

Alabama Attorney General's Office



Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505

Alaska Attorney General’s Office



Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington St.
Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Arizona Attorney General’s Office



Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main St.
Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201

Arkansas Attorney General’s Office



According to the Department of Education, the state of California at this time does not participate in the nationwide State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

California Department of Consumer Affairs
Consumer Information Center
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-112
Sacramento, California 95834
Telephone: (833) 942-1120

California Attorney General's Office



Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway
Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202

Colorado Attorney General's Office



Connecticut Office of Higher Education
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 510,
Hartford, CT 06103-1841

Connecticut Attorney General's Office



Delaware Department of Education
Higher Education Office
John G. Townsend Building
401 Federal St.
Dover, DE 19901

Delaware Attorney General's Office


District of Columbia

District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
810 1st St. NE
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

District of Columbia Attorney General's Office



Florida Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines St.
Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Florida Attorney General's Office



Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 East Exchange Pl.
Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084-3300

Georgia Attorney General's Office



Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 541
Honolulu, HI 96809

Hawaii Attorney General's Office



Idaho State Board of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037

Idaho Attorney General's Office



Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza,
Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377

Illinois Attorney General's Office



Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 W. Ohio St.
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206

Indiana Attorney General's Office



Iowa College Student Aid Commission
430 East Grand Ave.
Floor 3
Des Moines, IA 50309-1920

Iowa Attorney General's Office



Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St.
Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368

Kansas Attorney General's Office



Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr.
Suite 320
Frankfort, KY 40601

Kentucky Attorney General's Office



Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 N. Third St., Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Louisiana Attorney General's Office



Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Maine Attorney General's Office



Student complaints will be investigated by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints should be directed to:

Maryland Attorney General's Office
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Toll-free: 888-743-0023
Local: 410-528-8662



Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Pl.
Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108

Massachusetts Attorney General's Office



Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909

Michigan Attorney General's Office



Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive
Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108

Minnesota Attorney General's Office



Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453

Mississippi Attorney General's Office



Missouri Department of Higher Education
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469

Missouri Attorney General's Office



Montana University System
P.O. Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201

Montana Attorney General's Office



Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Please address mail to:
Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005

The Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education is located at:
140 N. 8th Street
Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: 402-471-2847

Nebraska Attorney General's Office




Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
8778 South Maryland Pkwy.
Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Nevada Attorney General's Office


New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Education
Division of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission
101 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301-3860

New Hampshire Attorney General's Office


New Jersey

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
P.O. Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542

New Jersey Attorney General's Office


New Mexico

2048 Galistro St.
Santa Fe, NM 8705-2100
or contact online

  • New Mexico complaints
  • Complaint form, FERPA release form and HIPPA release form available at the link above as fillable Word documents

New Mexico Attorney General's Office


New York

New York State Department of Education

Office of the Professions
Professional Education Program Review
Education Building, 2 West
Albany, NY 12234

New York Attorney General’s Office


North Carolina

University of North Carolina Board of Governors

  • North Carolina student complaints
  • Send to:
    North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
    University of North Carolina General Administration
    910 Raleigh Rd.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

North Carolina Attorney General's Office


North Dakota

North Dakota University System

North Dakota Attorney General's Office



Ohio Board of Regents
25 South Front St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-6000

Ohio Attorney General's Office



Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Pkwy.
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Oklahoma Attorney General's Office



Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion
Office of Degree Authorization
1500 Valley River Dr.
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401

Oregon Attorney General's Office



Pennsylvania Department of Education
Division of Higher and Career Education
333 Market St.
12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office


Puerto Rico

Consejo de Educatión de Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 19900
San Juan, PR 00910-1900

Departmento de Justicia


Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education

Rhode Island Attorney General's Office


South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady St.
Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

South Carolina Attorney General's Office


South Dakota

South Dakota Secretary of State's Office
Postsecondary Education
State Capitol
500 East Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

South Dakota Attorney General's Office



Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Pkwy.
Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243

Tennessee Attorney General's Office



Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711-2788

Texas Attorney General's Office



Utah Division of Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 146704
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704

Utah Attorney General's Office



Vermont State Agency of Education (Board of Education)
120 State St.
Montpelier, VT 06620

Vermont Attorney General's Office



State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th St.
10th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Virginia Attorney General's Office



Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Washington Attorney General's Office


West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Blvd.
E. Suite 700
Charlestown, WV 25301

West Virginia Attorney General's Office



Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
201 W. Washington Ave.
3rd Floor
Madison, WI 53703

Wisconsin Attorney General's Office



Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Ave.
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-2060

Wyoming Attorney General's Office


Undergraduate & Graduate Academic Catalogs

The Medaille College Academic Catalogs are for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice. The provisions of the Catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and Medaille College. The College reserves the right to withdraw courses or programs at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, faculty assignments, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever determined by the College and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled. Courses are not necessarily offered each semester or each year. Students should always consult with their College advisors to confirm all information. The College retains the exclusive right to judge academic proficiency and may decline to award any degree, certificate, or other evidence of successful completion of a program, curriculum, or course of instruction based thereupon. While some academic programs described in the Catalog are designed for the purposes of qualifying students for registration, certification, or licensure in a profession, successful completion of any such program in no way assures registration, certification, or licensure by an agency other than Medaille College. 


Disclosure Statement 

The student should be aware that some information in the catalog may change. It is recommended that students considering enrollment check with the school director or designee to determine if there is any change from the information provided in the catalog. In addition, a catalog will contain information on the school’s teaching personnel and courses/curricula offered. Please be advised that the State Education Department separately licenses all teaching personnel and independently approves all courses and curricula offered. Therefore, it is possible that courses/curricula listed in the school’s catalog may not be approved at the time that a student enrolls in the school or the teaching personnel listed in the catalog may have changed. It is again recommended that the student check with the school director to determine if there are any changes in the courses/curricula offered or the teaching personnel listed in the catalog. 

Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Compliance

Information regarding Medaille College’s compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) is published on the College’s website. Learn more about Medaille’s HEOA Compliance.

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