eLearning at EFSC: Out-of-State student information 

Eastern Florida State College is pleased to offer our eLearning programs to out-of-state students as part of a consortium that makes it easier for students to take online courses offered by higher education institutions based in another state.

circular blue approved institution logo with text National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity AgreementsEFSC has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA): a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a national initiative to provide more access to online courses while maintaining compliance standards with state regulatory agencies.

Institutions that are members of SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states − plus students in the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands are also eligible under SARA. California and Massachusetts, while not SARA members, do allow EFSC to provide online education to students living in those states.

SARA participation ensures compliance with Federal Regulations 34 CFR Section 600.9 and 34 CFR 668.43 related to distance learning.

Out-of-state students wishing to enroll in an EFSC online course, degree or certificate program should coordinate their admission and enrollment through an EFSC advisor and can also email eLearning@easternflorida.edu with questions or call 321-632-1111.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations concerning distance education and professional licensure, EFSC is required to make the following disclosure in regards to professional licensure outside the state of Florida. If you are not a resident of Florida, and you are considering an online course or program leading to professional licensure, Eastern Florida State College cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in your state. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of Florida.  Please contact the proper licensing agency in your state to request information and additional guidance before beginning a program outside of your state.

Student Appeals Process

There are several types of student appeals at Eastern Florida State College. Vist the Student Appeal Procedures page for more information.

Out-of-state Distance Education students, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the Florida State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (FL-SARA) Postsecondary Reciprocal Distance Education Coordinating (PRDEC) Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process page.