National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. There are currently three states that are not NC-SARA members. TTUHSC El Paso continues to work with these states in order to comply with their regulatory requirements authorizing TTUHSC El Paso to deliver online education to students in these states:

California – Allowed for TTUHSC El Paso Distance Education Students 
TTUHSC El Paso is exempt from authorization to offer online education in California.

Florida – Allowed for TTUHSC Distance Education Students 
TTUHSC El Paso does not conduct educational activity in the state of Florida that requires authorization.

Massachusetts – Allowed for TTUHSC El Paso Distance Education Students
TTUHSC El Paso does not conduct educational activity in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that requires authorization.

Please see the NC-SARA Policies and Standardsdocument for details of specific authorized activities. Please note that TTUHSC El Paso is not authorized to conduct internships leading to professional licensure without direct coordination with the licensure board in that state. TTUHSC El Paso has implicit or explicit agreement to conduct 100% online learning activities for students in the indicated states. NC-SARA also does NOT include approval by state boards, such as the board of nursing, etc.

Complaint Resolution at TTUHSC El Paso

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) seeks to resolve student complaints or grievances in a fair and prompt manner. All students, including those participating in distance education through TTUHSC El Paso, are encouraged to follow the institution’s Student Grievance Policies and Procedures.

Complaint Resolution Contacts by State

Complaints should be filed in the state where the student is receiving instruction, not in the state in which the student resides. For example, a student residing in Oklahoma but taking courses in Arkansas should file his/her compliant with the state contact for Arkansas. View a comprehensive list of complaint resolution contacts by state.