State Authorization

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

State Authorization:

Northeastern Junior College works with higher education authorities in all states and other U.S. jurisdictions to ensure compliance with state authorization requirements that govern the offering of courses in those states, including complaint processes. Northeastern Junior College will continue to monitor developments in the jurisdictions in which it enrolls students, and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, it will obtain approvals or provide notice here of the jurisdictions in which it is not authorized to offer courses or programs. Northeastern Junior College is a participating SARA institution, and more information on the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) can be found on their website at https://nc-sara.org/.

California is not a member of NC-SARA. The California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (CBPPE) regulates distance education offerings of private institutions to residents of California.  Since Northeastern is a public institution, Northeastern is exempt from approval by the CBPPE. Students residing in California who are pursuing degrees / certificates at Northeastern that will lead to a professional licensure are strongly encouraged to consult with the appropriate licensing agency in California to verify that the degree / certificate offered by Northeastern will meet any California licensing requirements, prior to starting the degree / certificate.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Schaefer at lisa.schaefer@njc.edu.