The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) is a national initiative to provide more access to online courses while maintaining compliance standards with state regulatory agencies. NC-SARA allows institutions to provide online courses outside of their own state borders by seeking and maintaining state approvals via a streamlined process. To learn more about NC-SARA, please visit: nc-sara.org.
NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
Current authorized NC-SARA member states include:
|District of Columbia||Nebraska||Vermont|
|Idaho||New Jersey||West Virginia|
|Iowa||North Carolina||U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Kansas||North Dakota|| |
|District of Columbia|
|U.S. Virgin Islands|
NC-SARA Complaint Information can be found on the official NC-SARA website
Professional License/Licensure for Out-of-State Students
Governor State University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA); however, NC-SARA does not deal with professional licensing board approval for any courses or programs leading to professional licensure. If you are not a resident of Illinois and you are taking an online course or hybrid program leading to professional licensure, please contact the program's coordinator to discuss licensure options prior to beginning your course of study. For program coordinator contact information, please visit your respective program's webpage.Program List
You may also find your professional licensure program of your interest through our colleges' respective webpages:
Important Note About Student Field Placements
State professional licensure boards may have additional requirements or restrictions on student field placements, including:
• Healthcare Clinicals
• Student Teaching
State Authorization Student Complaint Procedure
Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society. In order to fulfill this commitment, procedures have been established to foster open communication and ensure that we continuously improve our processes as a result of feedback from students. If you are a student residing outside of Illinois while attending Governors State University and find it necessary to file a complaint, please visit our Student Complaints and Grievances webpage for more information.Student Complaints and Grievances
NC-SARA Complaint Process
Students may also file a complaint through NC-SARA.