NC-SARA Professional Licensure Disclosure

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NC-SARA Professional Licensure Disclosure

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Medaille University 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

Professional Licensure/Certification at Medaille University

Complaint Resolution

Contact Information by State and US Territories

Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalogs

Disclosure Statement


 

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

Medaille University 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 University’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 University accreditations.

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

Medaille University 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 University 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 University 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.  

 

Professional Licensure/Certification at Medaille University

Medaille University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) (www.msche.org). The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Board of Regents in New York State (NYS) grants professional licensure/certificates to qualified candidates.  Medaille University is an institutional member of the Council for the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA membership does not grant reciprocity or exempt Medaille University from state professional licensing/certification requirements.

Medaille University academic programs have been designed to meet the accreditation and licensure/certification requirements as well as prepare students to apply for licensure/certification exams in the State of New York.  As a result, licensing/certification requirements in New York may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain licensure/certification in any other state. Medaille University has not made a determination of the prerequisites for licensure or certification for other individual states or countries. Before enrolling in an academic program leading to licensure/certification, check with your state education department for specific requirements. Additional state information can be found here.

Regulation changes by the US Department of Education, specifically Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), require colleges to provide a list of all states/territories where the institution’s curriculum meets, does not meet, or has yet to be determined to meet state educational requirements for professional licensure/certification. At this time, Medaille University has determined the following educational program curriculum meets the licensure/certification requirements to sit for exams in the following states:

Programs Leading to Licensure/Certification

States & Territories where Program Meet Licensing or Certification Requirements

States & Territories for which it has Not Been Determined if the Program Meets Licensing or Certification Requirements

Accounting (BS/MSA), Health Information Management (BPS)

New York

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA,  HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WV, WI, WY

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA), Clinical Mental Health Counseling Advanced Certificate, Psychology (MA), Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

New York

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WV, WI, WY

Adolescent Education & Students with Disabilities (BSEd), Early Childhood & Childhood Education: B-6 (BSEd), Literacy Education (MSEd), Literacy Advanced Certificate, Students with Disabilities Education (MSEd), Students with Disabilities Education Advanced Certificate, Elementary Education (MSEd), Adolescent/Secondary Education (MSEd)

New York

 

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WV, WI, WY

Veterinary Technology (AAS, AS/BS)

Certification: AR, CO, FL, ID, IL, MA, MN, MT, MS, NE, NH, NJ, OR, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA, WY

 

Licensure: AL, AK, DE, (DC), GA, MI, NE, NV, NY, ND, Puerto Rico (PR), TN, TX, VA, WA

 

Certification: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CT, DE, DC, GA, HI, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MO, NV, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, PR, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, WA, WV, WI

 

Licensure: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VI, WV, WI, WY

 

Medaille University makes no representations regarding whether a particular program will qualify a graduate for employment in any specific career position. Applicants are responsible for checking with the licensing agency in their home state for specific requirements as well as investigating expectations for any agency or employer with which they may wish to seek employment.

All applicants should be aware that employers in any career field may consider numerous factors when determining eligibility or suitability for employment including, but not limited to: criminal background screening, U.S. citizenship, state residency, physical and psychological health, age, and military discharge information. Similarly, employers in the industry may require drug screens as a condition to employment and/or continued employment. A criminal conviction and/or record of certain other conduct may prevent or hinder a graduate’s employment in the field. The enrolling applicant has been apprised of these matters and enrolls in this program with full understanding of the same.

 

Complaint Resolution

Medaille University 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.

 

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SARA US States/Territories Contact Information

Alabama
 

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Alabama Student Complaint Process
Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
Alabama Attorney General's Office

 

Alaska

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Alaska Student Complaint Process
Alaska Attorney General’s Office

 

Arizona

Arizona State Board of Education
Arizona Department of Education Postsecondary Resources
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
Arizona Student Complaint Process
Arizona Attorney General’s Office

 

Arkansas

Arkansas Division of Higher Education
Arkansas Student Complaint Process
Arkansas Attorney General’s Office

 

California
 

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
California Student Complaint Procedure
California Attorney General's Office

 

Colorado
 

Colorado Department of Higher Education
Colorado Student Complaint Process
Colorado Attorney General’s Office

 

Connecticut
 

Connecticut Office of Higher Education
Connecticut Student Complaint Process
Connecticut Attorney General's Office

 

Delaware
 

Delaware Department of Education
Higher Education Office
Delaware Student Complaint Process
Delaware Attorney General's Office

 

District of Columbia
 

District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
District of Columbia Student Complaint Process
District of Columbia Attorney General's Office

 

Florida

Florida Commission for Independent Education
Florida Student Complaint Process
Florida Attorney General's Office

Georgia
 

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
Georgia Student Complaint process
Georgia Attorney General's Office

 

Hawaii
 

Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program
Hawaii Student Complaint Process
Hawaii Attorney General's Office

 

Idaho
 

Idaho State Board of Education
Idaho Student Complaint Process
Idaho Attorney General's Office

 

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education
Illinois Student Complaint Process
Illinois Attorney General's Office

 

Indiana
 

Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Indiana Student Complaint Process
Indiana Attorney General's Office

 

Iowa
 

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
Iowa Student Complaint Process
Iowa Attorney General's Office

 

Kansas
 

Kansas Board of Regents
Kansas Student Complaint Process
Kansas Attorney General's Office

 

Kentucky
 

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Kentucky Student Complaint Process
Kentucky Attorney General's Office

 

Louisiana
 

Louisiana Board of Regents
Louisiana Student Complaint Process
Louisiana Attorney General's Office

 

Maine
 

Maine Department of Education
Maine Department of Higher Education
Maine Student Complaint Process
Maine Attorney General's Office

 

Maryland
 

Maryland Higher Education Commission
Maryland Student Complaints
Maryland Attorney General's Office

 

Massachusetts
 

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Massachusetts Student Complaint Process
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

 

Michigan
 

Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Postsecondary Schools
Michigan Student Complaint Process
Michigan Attorney General's Office

 

Minnesota
 

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Minnesota School Licensure and Registration 
Minnesota Student Complaints 
Minnesota Attorney General's Office

 

Mississippi
 

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
Mississippi Student Complaints
Mississippi Attorney General's Office

 

Missouri
 

Missouri Department of Higher Education
Missouri Student Complaint Process
Policy on Complaint Resolution 
Missouri Attorney General's Office

 

Montana

Montana University System
Montana Student Complaint Process
Montana Attorney General's Office

 

Nebraska
 

Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Nebraska Student Complaint Process
Nebraska Attorney General's Office

 

Nevada
 

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
Nevada Department of Education
Nevada Student Complaint Process
Nevada Attorney General's Office

New Hampshire
 

New Hampshire Department of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission
New Hampshire Higher Education
New Hampshire Student Complaint Process
New Hampshire Attorney General's Office

 

New Jersey
 

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
New Jersey Student Complaint Process
New Jersey Attorney General's Office

 

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department
New Mexico Student Complaints Process
New Mexico Attorney General's Office

 

New York

New York State Department of Education
New York State Student Complaint Process
New York Attorney General’s Office

 

North Carolina
 

The University of North Carolina System
North Carolina Student Complaint Process
North Carolina Attorney General's Office

 

North Dakota
 

North Dakota University System
North Dakota Student Complaint Process
North Dakota Attorney General's Office

 

Ohio
 

Ohio Board of Regents
Ohio Student Complaint Process
Ohio Attorney General's Office

 

Oklahoma
 

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Oklahoma Student Complaint Process
Oklahoma Attorney General's Office

 

Oregon

Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Oregon Student Complaint Process
Oregon Attorney General's Office

 

Pennsylvania
 

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania Post-Secondary & Higher Education
Pennsylvania Student Complaint Process
Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office

 

Puerto Rico
 

Consejo de Educatión de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Student Complaint Process
Departmento de Justicia

 

Rhode Island
 

Rhode Island Office of Postsecondary Commissioner for Higher Education
Rhode Island Student Complaint Process
Rhode Island Attorney General's Office

 

South Carolina
 

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
South Carolina Student Complaint Process
South Carolina Attorney General's Office
 

South Dakota
 

South Dakota Secretary of State's Office
Postsecondary Education
South Dakota Student Complaint Process
South Dakota Attorney General's Office

 

Tennessee
 

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Tennessee Student Complaint Process
Tennessee Attorney General's Office

 

Texas

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Texas Student Complaint Process
Texas Attorney General's Office

Utah

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
Utah Student Complaint Process
Utah Attorney General's Office

 

Vermont
 

State of Vermont Agency of Education
State of Vermont Agency of Education Postsecondary Programs
Vermont Student Complaint Process
Vermont Attorney General's Office

 

Virgin Islands, US
 

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education
Student Complaint Process- Call (304) 774-2810
US Virgin Islands Attorney General’s Office

 

Virginia
 

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Virginia Student Complaint Process
Virginia Attorney General's Office

 

Washington
 

Washington Student Achievement Council
Washington Student Complaint Process
Washington Attorney General's Office

 

West Virginia
 

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
West Virginia Student Complaint Process
West Virginia Attorney General's Office

 

Wisconsin
 

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
Wisconsin Student Complaint Process
Wisconsin Attorney General's Office

 

Wyoming
 

Wyoming Department of Education
Wyoming Student Complaint Process
Wyoming Attorney General's Office

 

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Undergraduate & Graduate Academic Catalogs

The Medaille University 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 University. The University 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 University 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 University advisors to confirm all information. The University 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 University. 

 

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

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