Notre Dame of Maryland University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and belongs to the Southern Regional Education Board. For more information visit:

State Accreditation

Membership allows institutions providing distance learning education programs across multiple states to be authorized to grant degrees in at least one NC-SARA member state. Students enrolled in distance learning educational programs who live in another member state may engage in the NC-SARA complaint process.

NC-SARA Member States & Institutions

Note: California is not a State Member of NC-SARA at this time.

State Approval to Offer Online Courses & Programs Approval to Offer Onsite Coursework (Practicum, Internship, Independent Studies, etc.)
California Yes Yes*

*All supervision is provided by the site. NDMU faculty will not travel to California to oversee any portion of the student.

Visit our Student Complaint webpage for additional information on filing a complaint with NDMU, NC-SARA, etc.