State Authorization

State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

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亚博真人娱乐AppThe State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories in the United States, which establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to simplify the process of taking online courses for credit offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a national council (NC-SARA) and administered by four regional education compacts.

Penn State has been approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to participate in NC-SARA and was accepted as a SARA institution on January 25, 2017; additionally, Penn State commenced their affiliation with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) on January 1, 2017. At this time, 49 of the 50 United States are SARA members, however, Penn State is individually approved to offer programs in California.

Approval agencies for state authorization in each state and territory can be found in the following list.

Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California - Colorado - Connecticut - Delaware - District of ColumbiaFlorida - Georgia - Hawaii - Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - Nevada - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New Mexico - New York - North Carolina - North Dakota - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Puerto Rico - Rhode Island - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Vermont - Virginia - Washington - West Virginia - Wisconsin - Wyoming

Alabama

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Alabama under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Alaska

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Alaska under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Arizona

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Penn State is approved to operate in Arizona under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Arkansas

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Arkansas under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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California

亚博真人娱乐AppThe State of California currently does not require registration for out-of-state public postsecondary institutions such as Penn State World Campus. 

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Colorado

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Penn State is approved to operate in Colorado under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Connecticut

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Connecticut under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Delaware

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Delaware under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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District of Columbia

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Penn State is approved to operate in the District of Columbia under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Florida

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Florida under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Georgia

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Penn State is approved to operate in Georgia under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Hawaii

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Hawaii under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Idaho

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Penn State is approved to operate in Idaho under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Illinois

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Penn State is approved to operate in Illinois under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Indiana

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Penn State is approved to operate in Indiana under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Iowa

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Iowa under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Kansas

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Kansas under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Kentucky

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Penn State is approved to operate in Kentucky under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Louisiana

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Penn State is approved to operate in Louisiana under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Maine

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Penn State is approved to operate in Maine under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Maryland

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Penn State is approved to operate in Maryland under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Massachusetts

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Penn State is approved to operate in Massachusetts under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Michigan

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Penn State is approved to operate in Michigan under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Minnesota

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Penn State is approved to operate in Minnesota under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Mississippi

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Mississippi under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Missouri

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Penn State is approved to operate in Missouri under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Montana

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Penn State is approved to operate in Montana under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Nebraska

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Nebraska under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Nevada

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Nevada under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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New Hampshire

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Penn State is approved to operate in New Hampshire under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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New Jersey

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Penn State is approved to operate in New Jersey under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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New Mexico

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Penn State is approved to operate in New Mexico under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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New York

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in New York under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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North Carolina

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in North Carolina under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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North Dakota

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Penn State is approved to operate in North Dakota under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Ohio

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Ohio under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Oklahoma

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Oklahoma under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Oregon

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Penn State is approved to operate in Oregon under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Pennsylvania

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is able to operate in its home state of Pennsylvania.

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Puerto Rico

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is able to operate in Puerto Rico under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Rhode Island

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Rhode Island under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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South Carolina

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Penn State is approved to operate in South Carolina under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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South Dakota

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in South Dakota under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Tennessee

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Tennessee under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Texas

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Penn State is approved to operate in Texas under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Utah

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Penn State is approved to operate in Utah under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Vermont

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Vermont under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Virginia

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Virginia under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Washington

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Washington under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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West Virginia

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Penn State is approved to operate in West Virginia under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Wisconsin

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亚博真人娱乐App Penn State is approved to operate in Wisconsin under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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Wyoming

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Penn State is approved to operate in Wyoming under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

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