Online Learning from Outside of Ohio &

 Out-of-State Internships/Clinicals

Students who reside or are located outside Ohio who wish to enroll in online courses or students who wish to participate in internships/clinical placements at a location or with an organization located outside Ohio must confirm that Sinclair College is permitted to offer those opportunities in their particular state.

Sinclair is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) which provides authority to offer certain activities out of state in SARA member states.

Sinclair has sought the ability to offer online courses and internships/clinicals in many Non-SARA states.  Please see the information below as to specific states.

If you wish to enroll or register for one of our online offerings or participate in an internship/clinical placement and are located in a state other than Ohio, please inquire before enrolling or registering to determine if Sinclair may offer distance learning in your state. You may email or phone (937) 512-2990 to make an inquiry.


Sinclair Community College may currently offer online courses to students in all states and the District of Columbia.

*Maryland - Sinclair Online programs are registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission.


Sinclair Community College may currently offer the opportunity to participate in most states.  Please see the following exceptions and restrictions:

Alabama, Kentucky*, Maryland - only certain programs are currently authorized.  Additional programs may be added with advanced notice to acquire authorization.

Texas - Authorization for a particular program may be acquired with advanced notice and coordination with the internship coordinators or academic department.

Delaware & North Carolina - No authorization to participate in any internships/clinical placements.

You should contact or (937) 512-2990 to confirm that Sinclair may offer your specific program's clinical placement/internship in your state.

*Kentucky internships/clinical placements are only available for the Automotive Technology, Business Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Health Information Management, Medical Assistant Technology, and Physical Therapist Assistant programs.

Sinclair College has been approved by Ohio to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.  NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance Education.





Sinclair  College is committed to resolving student complaints in an expeditious, fair and friendly manner.  For more information on student rights and responsibilities at Sinclair, refer to the Student Judicial Affairs Code of Conduct Handbook (pdf), and the Student Rights and Responsibilities statement.

SinclairOnline students residing outside of Ohio should resolve complaints with Sinclair by contacting following the process outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities statement  or at or (937) 512-2990. Sinclair works diligently to find positive outcomes to student concerns. Please try to exhaust all possible avenues of complaint resolution before going outside of the college.

However, if a complaint cannot be resolved through the Sinclair process, students may follow one of the following processes depending on the state in which are you are located.

Are you located here?

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

Sinclair College is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and therefore accepts the Ohio Department of Higher Education's oversight in resolving student compliants from students taking online courses or out of state field experiences in a state that is a member of SARA.  Once a student has exhausted all possible avenues of complian resolution at Sinclair, the student may file a formal complaint with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Or here?

Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland*, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah

You may be able to file a compliant with your state.  In compliance with federal Department of Education regulations, Sinclair provides a list of State Agencies (PDF) with contact information for each state. You may also contact our accrediting agency, The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission.

* Maryland:  the institution is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or Maryland Higher Education Commission.  Complaints should be directed to Maryland Attorney General; Consumer Protection Division; 200 St. Paul St.; Baltimore, MD 21202; (410)528-8662 or (888)743-0823 (toll free).