Pursuant to Wis. Stats. Ch. 39.85, et. al, the State of Wisconsin is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) through the Midwestern Higher Education Compact which regulates the manner in which participating institutions may offer distance learning education to students who reside in other states. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a participating institution in MSARA. On September 7, 2016, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) approved institutional participation of UW-Platteville. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. The terms and conditions of SARA can be found at SARA Policies and Standards.
At this time, 49 of the 50 U.S. states are SARA members, however, the remaining non-SARA state of California does not regulate online distance education programs, therefore UW-Platteville is authorized to offer distance education programs to residents in all 50 states.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville works to provide global access to its online degree programs. While we monitor issues related to international authorization and licensure, it is your responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements surrounding whether an online degree will be recognized in a country other than the United States, how the collection of student data may be used in another country, and whether withholding taxes (in addition to the price of tuition) will apply. Some countries may not formally recognize foreign online degrees, which may have implications for those who later seek to enroll in other educational programs, or for those who seek employment with that country's government or other employers requiring specific credentials.
International students considering an academic program that leads to a professional license should first confirm with the appropriate professional licensing board in your country of residence or the country where you intent to work as to whether a UW-Platteville online degree will be recognized when seeking licensure or certification.
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