SARA Quick Start Guides

Quick Start Guides
When institutions participate in SARA, they agree to a set of compliance requirements as detailed in the SARA Policy Manual. SARA Quick Start Guides are intended to help institutions easily understand SARA requirements to help them maintain compliance, communicate with colleagues regarding SARA, and explain SARA to students and other stakeholders.

Annual Data Reporting Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide for NC-SARA Annual Data Reporting provides an overview of the relevant SARA policy requirements and a list of the numerous resources available to SARA participating institutions regarding annual data reporting. 

California Students Quick Start Guide

This Quick Start Guide answers the question: What is the best way for a SARA-participating institution to work with students in California?

Field Trips Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide for Field Trips helps answer the question: Does the scope of SARA include class field trips? 

Institution Applications Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide for Institution Applications may be used by SARA State Portal Entity (SPE) staff and institutional staff engaged in the annual institutional application process as general guidance. This guide includes descriptions of potential documentation required, the goal of each requirement related to SARA policy, and the SARA policy reference. 

Military Bases Quick Start Guide

This Quick Start Guide answers the question: Does the scope of SARA include distance education activities offered by a SARA-participating institution that take place on a military base?

Overseas Students Quick Start Guide

This Quick Start Guide answers the questions: Are military students deployed overseas covered by SARA? and Are other U.S. non-military students living in other countries covered by SARA?

Professional Licensure Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide for Professional Licensure helps answer the question: What information about professional licensure programs does my institution need to disclose?

Short Courses Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide for Short Courses helps answer the question: Does the scope of SARA include short courses on the ground in another state?

Student Complaints Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide for Student Complaints helps answer the questions: What is a SARA complaint? What are an institution’s obligations regarding managing complaints?

Third Party Contracts Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide for Third Party Contracts helps answer the question: What are the SARA compliance requirements in regard to third-party provider contracts that my institution must adhere to?