Out-of-State Admissions Information
Approved States & Territories for Distance Learning
Lehigh Carbon Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. We’re authorized as an institution of higher education by the state of Pennsylvania.
LCCC is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA helps expand students’ access to education by regulating distance education programs. This helps improve the quality of postsecondary distance education programs around the country by establishing national standards.
LCCC may only offer online courses and internships in other SARA member states in accordance with the terms and provisions of SARA. The state a student resides in while completing an educational activity, such as an internship or an online course, is the state that has authority to regulate the activity.
Not sure if your state or territory is a member of SARA? The charts below can help.
As a SARA institution, LCCC is approved to offer distance education to students in the following states and territories of the United States of America.
(District of Columbia)
Restricted States and Territories
At this time, LCCC cannot offer distance education to students in the following states and territories of the United States of America.
|Northern Mariana Islands|
|U.S. Virgin Islands|
For the most up-to-date list of SARA–approved states, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions.
Out-of-State Student Complaint Process
Students taking online classes at LCCC who are from out of state should attempt to resolve any academic issues or complaints with the College first.
In the unlikely event LCCC is unable to resolve your complaint, students in SARA member states may lodge an appeal with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The SARA consumer protection provisions require the Pennsylvania Department of Education to investigate and resolve allegations of dishonest or fraudulent activity by LCCC, including the provision of false or misleading information.
To file a complaint with the state of Pennsylvania, please submit a completed Higher Education Complaint Form to:
Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street, 12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
E-mail: RAemail@example.com (for submission of form or questions)
Students can also make a complaint in their residing state.
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