NC-SARA Approved Institution LogoOn Tuesday, March 22, UNT Dallas received the approval to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative through the state of Texas, an interstate partnership that expands student access to online education.


UNT Dallas is among the first 34 Texas institutions to participate in the SARA initiative. As a SARA Approved Institution, UNTD can offer online courses to the majority of US States as listed on the SARA States & Institutions Page and agrees to follow the Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education Programs (Online Learning) for best practices in postsecondary distance education developed by leading practitioners of distance education.


Joining SARA provides expanded access to higher education for students in member states. These benefits will result in increased access as we’ll be able to more widely distribute our online courses and accept enrollments from students in many other states. SARA membership also streamlines the administration of state authorization requirements for the institution, allowing UNTD staff to focus even more resources on activities that lead to student engagement, retention, and long-term success.


The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) serves as our state portal agency for SARA.



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