Out-of-state online student information 

Eastern Florida State College is pleased to offer our online 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, while not a SARA member, does allow EFSC to provide online education to students living in that state.

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

Eastern Florida State College offers various programs designed to prepare students to sit for licensure in Florida. Licensure in other states may vary. If you are not a resident of Florida, and you are considering an online course or program leading to professional licensure in your state, please contact the EFSC program (through the phone numbers and email addresses listed on the program’s web page) to be provided with information specific to the program and your state of residency.

In some cases, Eastern Florida State College may not be able to confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification in your state. Please contact the proper state licensing agency to request information and additional guidance.

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.