Seminary Gains SARA Acceptance

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary is pleased to announce its acceptance into the The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

By granting this designation, SARA has acknowledged that BCS has developed policies designed to result in high-quality distance education offerings available to students around the country. BCS is now approved to offer distance education/online programming in all 50 states, territories and districts of the United States.

The mission of SARA is to provide broad access to postsecondary education opportunities to students across the country, to increase the quality and value of higher learning credentials earned via distance education, and to assure students are well served in a rapidly changing education landscape.

Institutions are eligible to apply for participation in SARA if they:

  • Are a degree-granting Institution, appropriately authorized to award associate degrees or higher
  • Are institutionally accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • As a non-public institution, meet the institutional financial responsibility requirements for SARA participation

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