State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
Earn an Associate in Arts degree from the comfort of home. Kishwaukee College offers online degree programs for out-of-state
students at the same tuition rate for in-district students.
Kish has been approved to participate in State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
(SARA) and offer distance education coursework to students residing outside of Illinois.
SARA institutions agree to abide by SARA’s standards regarding distance education
and the resolution of student complaints. SARA institutions report to the organization
the number of out-of-state students enrolled in distance education courses and complaints
filed by out-of-state students.
Kishwaukee College offers various resources for students taking online coursework
through our Brightspace by D2L platform. Check out our online learning success page to learn more.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Kishwaukee College academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for
licensure or certification in Illinois. Completion of a Kishwaukee College program
may not meet educational requirements for licensure or certification in a state other
Kishwaukee College makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements
for licensure or certification is current; however, state requirements may change.
Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants
to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience,
residence requirements, jurisprudence exams, training, etc. If you are planning to
pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Illinois, it
is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that
state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements
before beginning an academic program.
Student Complaint Process
Kishwaukee College is committed to providing an equitable system for resolving conflicts
between students and faculty or staff members. The College encourages students to
exhaust all possible complaint resolutions through the student complaint procedure. Students residing out-of-state can file a complaint with their appropriate state agency or the Illinois Community College Board.