National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement logoState authorization allows Lander University to offer online programs to students who live outside of South Carolina or enroll students in learning placements that will take place outside of South Carolina (such as internships, clinicals, practicums, and student teaching).

The National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) is a national initiative that increases student access to distance education courses and programs while maintaining compliance with state regulations. Forty-nine states (all except California) currently participate in NC-SARA. To learn more about NC-SARA and member states, visit: https://www.nc-sara.org/.

Lander University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. With this membership Lander University programs are automatically available to students who reside in the 49 participating states.

At present, California is the only state that has not yet joined the NC-SARA initiative. Though California is not a member of NC-SARA, Lander University is able to offer online education in California. The California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education does not regulate out-of-state public institutions. Therefore, Bureau approval for Lander University to offer educational activities in California is not required.

NC-SARA membership does not grant reciprocity or exemption from state professional licensing board requirements. More information about specific licensure can be obtained from the department of the academic program being considered.