State Authorization

The information found on this webpage pertains only to out-of-state students taking EC courses online.

Ecclesia College is a participant in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). This allows students from NC-SARA approved states to enroll into EC Online courses and degree programs with several benefits, including an additional appeal process to resolve any complaints.

View the list of the states participating in SARA.

Please understand that Ecclesia College will not seek verification of the physical location from which you are taking an online course.  We realize some students have a permanent residence in one state while residing temporarily in another state or country for work or educational purposes.  The institution you choose to learn from is up to you.  However, students should know that Ecclesia College is committed to making all possible good faith efforts to comply with state and federal regulations. If you are a student from a state that does not recognize online classes from Ecclesia College, that state may deem our provision of a course to you to be in violation of their laws or regulations.  In such cases, that state could deny you the ability to use a class for purposes of licensure, satisfying continuing education requirements, transfer of credit to a university within that state, or other conceivable honors, certifications, and licenses tied to academic credit or professional development.  It is the responsibility of the student to be certain that the classes they are taking will be applicable for the uses for which they are intended.  It is also the student’s responsibility to notify the institution of a change in physical presence.