Earn Your Degree Online
Our online programs offer everything you have come to expect from the University at Albany with the convenience and flexibility that comes with studying online.
As an online student, you’ll be fully integrated into the academic fabric of your classes and develop strong connections with your instructors and peers.
Choose from over 30 online graduate degrees and certificates in our key professional program areas of education, information science and public health.
Earn a bachelor's degree online, select a fully online minor or take advantage of our many online undergraduate classes.
With a 20-year record of success in online education, we provide easy access to our top-tier academic programs and ensure that our students meet their career and personal goals.
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) process allows the University at Albany to deliver our online programs in states outside New York.
SARA is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes one set of national standards and regulations for offering postsecondary distance education courses and programs.
This agreement is administered by four regional educational compacts and overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
New York is a member of SARA and the University at Albany is an approved SARA institution. We adhere to the established SARA standards for offering online education among member states, districts and territories.
As a result, our online students benefit from expanded access to educational offerings, an enhanced quality of distance education and better resolution of any complaints.
The University at Albany is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and follows the complaint resolution policies and procedures outlined within the SARA Policy Manual.
Consumer protection complaints resulting from distance education courses, activities and operations may be submitted to the Office of Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance for investigation and resolution.
If a student is dissatisfied with the campus-based resolution, a concern may be submitted to System Administration of the State University of New York (SUNY). And, if still not satisfied, a complaint may be submitted within two years of the incident to the New York State Education Department.
Note: This guidance does not apply to complaints related to grades or student conduct violations, both of which are to be fully addressed via campus processes, not through the NC-SARA complaint resolution procedures.
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