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State Authorization NC-SARA

Lewis-Clark State College delivers online educational programs and courses throughout Idaho and the United States. All LCSC programs have been approved by the Idaho State Board of Education.

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Lewis-Clark State College applied for, and was approved, to operate under the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). LCSC adheres to an established common set of standards for offering post-secondary, online education among member states, districts, and territories. Participation in NC-SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. LCSC also works directly with states that are not NC-SARA members to ensure that when authorization or licensure is necessary, required approvals are secured.

While we do monitor the laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and prospective students should check this site often for updates. It is the student's responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements in their state of residence.

For more information regarding the evolution or key attributes of SARA, please visit their website

NC-SARA Manual

SARA Unified Agreement

Approved SARA Institutions in Idaho

 Filing a Student Complaint

LCSC strives to resolve complaints in a fair and timely manner. Students residing inside and outside of the State of Idaho while attending LCSC who desire to resolve a complaint should refer to the Student Grievance Policy. To file a complaint please use the form located on the Student Affairs Website.

Alternatively, any student wishing to file a grievance may contact the State Portal Entity Contact for their home state, or that of the institution.