State Distance Education Regulation Approval
The United States Government and individual states mandate that higher education institutions offering distance or correspondence education have the approval of each state to operate in that state. Valdosta State University is working in good-faith to obtain authorization in all states. However not all states may have granted authorization, so we strongly recommend that our prospective distance education students contact either the VSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions or the VSU Graduate School to determine whether VSU is authorized to provide Postsecondary education in your state.
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts. If you would like to know more please visit the National Council or State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements website.
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