eLearning Out-of-State Authorization

SARA Membership

Grays Harbor College is a proud member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  SARA is an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Attending a college with SARA membership makes it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based other states.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

States Served by Grays Harbor College

Federal Policy and state law requires US colleges be authorized to provide distance education in each state where a distance student resides while taking online classes.  GHC proudly serves all U.S. states so apply now!  We regret that GHC is not authorized to accept students located in U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico.

When applying, please note that admission into a program is dependent on program availability in the state where the student is physically located at the time of acceptance. Students will not be able to register for more classes if they move to a state where Grays Harbor College does not offer programs. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the institution of a change in physical location.

Fully online students who are not residents of Washington may be eligible for a waiver of the non-resident tuition differential.  See: Tuition, waivers, and fees.  Students who have paid tuition and withdraw from class(es) during the first three weeks of the quarter (or Summer equivalent) may be owed a refund.  Refund schedule.

Professional Licensure

Be advised that while online courses and programs at Grays Harbor College are fully accredited and may be transferable to university programs that lead to state professional licensures, Grays Harbor College online courses and programs may not meet professional licensure requirements for your state.  If you are seeking a professional licensure, please contact the appropriate officials in your licensing state.

Student Complaints

As part of the process of gaining approval to serve out-of-state students, state and federal guidelines require us to provide information about resolving complaints about our instruction or student services.