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State Authorization Policy

State Authorization regulations determined by the Department of Education dictate the educational activities Sinclair Community College is permitted to offer outside of Ohio. Sinclair must comply with each state's requirements regarding legal authorization for participation in internships, clinical placements, or co-ops and the delivery of online degrees, programs, and courses.

Students impacted include:

  • Students located outside of Ohio and are interested in taking online courses at Sinclair
  • Students who plan to participate in a Sinclair approved field placement outside of Ohio
  • Students who physically relocate to any other state or territory during their enrollment at Sinclair
Sinclair Community College is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) which provides authorization to offer certain activities in other SARA member states.

More information about SARA authorized states and out of state grievance procedures is available to students and can be found at Sinclair's State Authorization page.

Revised 8/7/2023

  • Last Revised: 08/07/2023