State Authorization regulations determine the educational activities Sinclair is permitted to offer outside of Ohio. The information on this page may apply to you if, for example:
Regulations vary from state to state, as do the activities that Sinclair is able to offer to students located in another state. If you are located or plan to engage in any educational activity outside of Ohio, please inquire before enrolling or registering to confirm whether Sinclair may offer those educational activities in your state. You may email email@example.com to make an inquiry.
Some of Sinclair's associate degree and certificate programs may lead to professional licensure and/or certification upon successful completion of the program requirements. Licensure or certification may be global, national, or state-specific. The programs at the link below, meet curriculum requirements for the state of Ohio. Requirements for other states may vary. If you currently live in a state other than Ohio or intend to use the education completed at Sinclair to sit for such an exam or pursue employment in another state, be aware there may be additional requirements. Please contact the appropriate administering body or licensing board, and/or the program's department to discuss your intentions.
Sinclair is allowed to offer online courses to students who live in any state, including the District of Columbia.
Sinclair is allowed to offer field experiences such as internships or clinical placements in any state except Colorado, with some exceptions in certain programs. If you are interested in participating in an internship or clinical (or other type of field experience) in a state other than Ohio, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that this option is available before enrolling in the program.
If you are located in the following SARA member states, Sinclair is permitted to offer online courses and field experiences (with some exceptions in certain programs) in your state based on the SARA agreement:
*Sinclair is not able to offer internships, clinicals or other field experiences in Colorado at this time.
If you are located in California, Sinclair is permitted to offer online courses, as well as field experiences (with some exceptions in certain programs) in your state based on the regulations of those states.
Additional information concerning State Authorization in general can be found here.
Sinclair 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, and the Student Rights and Responsibilities statement.
SinclairOnline students residing outside of Ohio should resolve complaints with Sinclair by contacting us. 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.
If a complaint cannot be resolved through the Sinclair process, students may be able to use one of the following processes:
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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 complaints from students taking online course or out of state field experiences in a state that is a member of SARA. Once a student has exhausted all possible avenues of complaint resolution at Sinclair, the student may file a formal complaint with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
You may be able to file a complaint 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.