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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions offering distance education to students outside the institution’s home state to be authorized in the students’ state of residence. Illinois is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) state. SARA is a voluntary organization that makes it easier for students to take distance education courses from institutions in other states by establishing standards that member institutions agree to follow. College of DuPage joined SARA in 2018.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Please note California is not a SARA state, therefore College of DuPage is not authorized to provide distance education to California residents.


Contact Information

The Admissions Office is currently operating during our regular business hours:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (630) 942-2626

Email: admissions@cod.edu 

Chat: online chat feature

Walk-in appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-in appointments will address quick questions and last 5 to 10 minutes. The last walk-in will be seen by 4 p.m.

We can be reached via email at admissions@cod.edu, by phone at (630) 942-2626 or through our online chat feature. You can contact your admission representative with questions. Virtual appointments are available during regular business hours.

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