Distance Education Authorization

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Mercy College of Ohio must comply with a state's regulations before any educational activity can occur within that state. Those regulations determine whether Mercy College may offer you a place in a course or program. The range of educational activities regulated includes offering 100% online courses and programs to online and/or campus-based courses that include activities such as clinical placements.

MCOH participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). This allows students from NC-SARA approved states to enroll in:

  • Online degree programs, certificates, and endorsements that include clinical placements, and
  • Campus-based courses with out-of-state clinical placements

Online Courses and Programs

Mercy College's online courses and programs are available to students in all SARA states. If the programs include clinical placements, please check with the Program Director.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

Eligibility for licensure and/or certification may involve more than successful degree completion. Mercy College of Ohio cannot confirm that our classes or degree programs meet the requirements for state professional licensure in all states. Mercy College of Ohio encourages prospective and current students to contact the appropriate or applicable licensing board(s) in states they may wish to pursue licensure prior to beginning study in a Mercy College of Ohio academic program. If you experience difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact the Program Coordinator for your field of study for assistance.

Complaint Process

SARA consumer protection provisions require colleges and universities to investigate and resolve allegations of dishonest or fraudulent activity by a provider, including the provision of false or misleading information. Consumers/student must first file a complaint with the institution. If an issue or complaint is not resolved at the institutional level, you may choose to review and follow the appropriate state complaint process. Online students who are residents in approved SARA states should follow the complaint process for the State of Ohio