Maine students will be able to access a plethora of college courses thanks to a new partnership with a 36-state coalition
The New England Board of Higher Education announced that Maine has been accepted to the New England State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (N-SARA).
SARA is a 36-state coalition through which colleges and universities, as well as individual students, can access courses at institutions in other participating states. Reciprocally, Maine institutions also will be allowed to share their online offerings in other states in the coalition.
“SARA facilitates Maine’s interface with education opportunities across the country while bypassing the old case-by-case, burdensome course-approval system. Maine students benefit, and state red tape is minimized with no loss of accountability. It is a state consortium approach we value,” said Bill Beardsley, acting commissioner of the Maine Department of Education.