Office of the Provost

State Authorization

State Authorization (NC-SARA)

Lewis-Clark State College delivers online education programs and courses throughout Idaho and the United States. All LC State programs have been approved by the Idaho State Board of Education (build in link) and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. LC State is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education known a WICHE (link).

LC State is approved to operate under the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) (add link), and as such, adheres to a common set of standards for offering post-secondary, online education among member states, districts, and territories. Participation in NC-SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.

If you have questions regarding the college’s participation in NC-SARA or other state authorization issues, please contact the Provost’s Office, or visit the links below. (Insert links from IR&E webpage).

Filing a student complaint

LCSC strives to resolve complaints in a fair and timely manner. Students residing inside and outside of the State of Idaho while attending LCSC who desire to resolve a complaint should first do so through the institution’s dispute resolution process. You can find more information about this process in the Student Grievance Policy. To file a complaint please use the form located on the Student Affairs Website.

If a SARA student is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process or if the issue is not resolved by the LCSC’s internal processes, you may choose to file an appeal with the university’s portal agent or with their home state’s portal agent. Any SARA student wishing to file a grievance may contact the State Portal Entity Contact for their home state, or that of the institution. California students have a separate state complaint process you can find here.