The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) provides regulation for institutions providing interstate eLearning education. Federal Policy and state law requires US colleges be authorized to provide distance education in each state where a distance student resides while taking online classes. Walla Walla Community College is working diligently to meet all authorization guidelines of states outside of Washington. By joining SARA, we are able to provide distance education opportunities nationally, but WWCC does not serve all 50 states.
Further, Walla Walla Community College’s online courses and programs do not meet state professional licensure requirements.
Note: Some states may have restrictions on programs that include internships, externships, and practicums. If your program requires any of these, and you plan to complete the requirement in any state other than Washington State, please contact your program’s dean prior to registering as there may be no alternative.
At this time, we cannot accept online students who are or will be living in one of the following state or territories at the time they are planning on attending Walla Walla Community College:
Territories: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Commonwealth of N. Marianas, Republic of Palau, and Republic of Marshall Islands.
Contact Erika Bockman (Assistant Dir. of Admissions) with questions regarding program availability in your state.
As part of the process of gaining approval to serve out-of-state students, state and federal guidelines require us to provide information about resolving complaints about our instruction or student services.