Distance Education and Continuing Education (CE)

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes one set of national standards and regulations for offering postsecondary distance education courses and programs. SARA is administered by four regional educational compacts and overseen by NC-SARA.

New York University (NYU) is a SARA participating member institution and is authorized pursuant to SARA to enroll students in online courses, including continuing education (CE), and field experiences (up to ten students per site per program) in the SARA states and territories listed below. However, please note that certain programs leading to professional licensure may be subject to additional state professional licensing requirements, which are not covered by SARA. For more information about these requirements, please see the NC-SARA website.

Current SARA Member States, District & Territories


NYU is also able to enroll students in online courses in California and Massachusetts. If your school would like to place a student in any other US territories (other than the Virgin Islands), please contact Lina Janusas, Multi-State Authorization Compliance Officer at lina.j@nyu.edu.



Alabama Maine Oklahoma
Alaska Maryland
Arizona Massachusetts Puerto Rico
Arkansas Michigan Pennsylvania
Minnesota Rhode Island
Connecticut Mississippi South Carolina
Delaware Missouri South Dakota
District of Columbia
Montana Tennessee
Florida Nebraska Texas
Georgia Nevada Utah
Hawaii New Hampshire
Idaho New Jersey Virginia
Illinois New Mexico Washington
Indiana New York West Virginia
Iowa North Carolina
Kansas North Dakota
Kentucky Ohio Virgin Islands