State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)

Cleveland State University is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. The University is permitted to offer online programs to residents of SARA approved states without having to seek state approval.

Status by State

Cleveland State University is permitted to operate under the terms of SARA, as Authorized, Exempt, or Not Subject to Approval in all 50 states.

Student Complaint Resolution

For information relating to the grievance policy, please refer to Cleveland State University's Student Grievance Procedure.

If a student from a SARA state (all states except California) is not satisfied with the resolution of their student grievance, they may appeal the resolution to the Ohio Department of Higher Education. This appeal is not available for grade disputes or student code of conduct violations.