The University of North Florida is a participating institution in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and the Florida State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (FL-SARA).
NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. 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 comply with NC-SARA requirements, UNF collects data regarding student location at the time of initial registration and when a student submits an online request to change his/her primary physical location.
As a participating NC-SARA institution, UNF is authorized to provide educational opportunities, including online classes and programs, continuing education opportunities, field trip experiences, and “experiential” activities to students located in 49 SARA member states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Residents of California: California does not participate in the national State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). The California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education does not regulate out-of-state public institutions. Therefore, Bureau approval for UNF to offer educational activities in California is not required. Students located in California may participate in UNF’s distance education offerings. As a resident of a non-SARA state, if you have a complaint about the administration of a UNF distance learning program, contact the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.