State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

NC-SARA Approved Institution LogoNortheast Iowa Community College has been approved by the state of Iowa to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). SARA is a voluntary agreement among member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of distance-education courses and programs. SARA membership includes all states (and the District of Columbia), except California, Florida, and Massachusetts.

Process for Resolving Complaints

Online students residing in a SARA state should attempt to resolve grievances through NICC's institutional process for filing a complaint. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of NICC's process, the complaint (except for those involving grades or student conduct violations) may be brought to the Iowa Department of Education. For more information regarding the complaint process for students residing in SARA states, please visit the SARA website.

State Regulatory Information

Northeast Iowa Community College is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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