Information for Distance Education Students

MIT provides the following information to students from states outside of Massachusetts who are enrolled in distance education programs.  The Master of Science and Graduate Certificate in System Design and Management are MIT’s only current distance education programs.   

  • Complaint Resolution Process
  • Professional Licensure Disclosures
  • Tuition Refund Policy for SARA Programs

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a voluntary agreement among member states, territories, and districts of the United States that establishes one set of national standards for distance education offerings. Massachusetts joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) in June 2018. Currently, every state except California has joined SARA, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

MIT has been approved as a SARA-participating institution.