State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Kellogg Community College (KCC) must comply with a state’s regulations before any educational activity can occur within that state. Those regulations determine whether KCC may offer you a place in a course or program. The range of educational activities regulated includes offering 100% online courses and programs to online and/or campus-based courses that include activities such as internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching, and clinical placements.

KCC participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Michigan became a SARA state in August 2015. Kellogg Community College became a SARA institution in April 2016 as well as joining the Michigan State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA) state portal agency and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC).

This allows students from NC-SARA approved states to enroll in:

  • Online degree programs, certificates, and endorsements that include internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching, and clinical placements, and
  • Campus-based courses with out-of-state internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching, and clinical placements.

Members of SARA are highlighted on the NC-SARA map (below, as of 2020.) 

SARA States and Institutions

Online Courses and Programs

Kellogg Community College’s (KCC) online courses and programs are available to students in all SARA states. If the programs include internships, field experiences, student teaching, and/or clinical placements, please check with the program Chair or Director if you reside or plan to be educated in California. The following programs include internships, field experiences, student teaching, and/or clinical placements:

  • [coming soon]

Courses Within Campus-Based Programs With Out-Of-State Student Activities

Kellogg Community College’s (KCC) campus-based programs that require or offer internships, externships, co-ops, field experiences, student teaching, or clinical placements as part of the program is available to students in all SARA states.

If you reside or plan to be educated in California, please check with the Program Chair or Director to be sure that there is not a restriction in this non-SARA state.