NC-SARA Professional Licensure Disclosure
Medaille College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
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.
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).
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:
- Department of Business, Management and Leadership Disclosures
- Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology Disclosures
- Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Disclosures
- Department of Social Sciences, Communication and Sport Studies Disclosures
- Department of Veterinary Technology Disclosures
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.
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.
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
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
- Alaska consumer protections and student complaints
- Request a complaint form by email to EED.ACPE-IA@alaska.gov
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
According to the Department of Education, the state of California at this time does not participate in the nationwide State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
Colorado Department of Higher Education
Denver, CO 80202
Connecticut Office of Higher Education
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 510,
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
810 1st St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
- District of Columbia public complaints
- Complaint form available as Word document at above link
Florida Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 East Exchange Pl.
Tucker, GA 30084-3300
Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 541
Honolulu, HI 96809
Idaho State Board of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037
- Idaho student complaint procedures
- Complaint form available as PDF and Word document at above link
Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza,
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 W. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
430 East Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309-1920
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St.
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 N. Third St., Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
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
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Pl.
Boston, MA 02108
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108
- School licensure and registration (including out-of-state public postsecondary educational institutions
- Minnesota complaints (includes how to file)
Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Missouri Department of Higher Education
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
- Policy on complaint resolution (complaint process) PDF
Montana University System
P.O. Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201
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
Lincoln, NE 68508
Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
8778 South Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
New Hampshire Department of Education
Division of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission
101 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301-3860
New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
P.O. Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
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
Office of the Professions
Professional Education Program Review
Education Building, 2 West
Albany, NY 12234
- 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 Dakota student complaints
- Send to:
Outreach Manager, Core Technology Services of the North Dakota University System
2000 44th St. SW, Suite 301
Fargo, NG 58103
Ohio Board of Regents
25 South Front St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Pkwy.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion
Office of Degree Authorization
1500 Valley River Dr.
Eugene, OR 97401
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Division of Higher and Career Education
333 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Consejo de Educatión de Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 19900
San Juan, PR 00910-1900
- Rhode Island complaint procedure PDF
- Send to:
Commission of Higher Education
Office of Higher Education
80 Washington St.
Providence, RI 02903
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37243
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711-2788
Utah Division of Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 146704
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704
Vermont State Agency of Education (Board of Education)
120 State St.
Montpelier, VT 06620
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Blvd.
E. Suite 700
Charlestown, WV 25301
Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
201 W. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Ave.
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-2060
- Wyoming student complaints
- Complaint process (Word document) and the complaint form (PDF) available at the above link
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.
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.