That’s how easy it is to take our online courses. Instructors cover the same content as in onsite classes; the only difference is that you do the work using a computer and the internet without coming to campus. We offer more than 100 online classes, plus complete degree and certificate programs online.
Ready to become an online student? Click the button to determine your student type and your steps for enrollment: Become an Allen Student
What would you like to study? Click the button to select the degree track or credential that is right for you: Academic Programs
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a national initiative to provide more access to online courses while maintaining compliance standards with state regulatory agencies. SARA allows institutions to provide online courses outside of their own state borders by seeking and maintaining state approvals via a streamlined process.
Allen Community College is working in cooperation with the Department of Education and numerous state agencies to comply with the requirements of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
Changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965 made it necessary for each institution of higher learning to address the following: “If an institution is offering post secondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering post secondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State's approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)”
Allen Community College has approval to offer distance education in other states through the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA).
Allen Community College works to ensure each student is appropriately supported and has positive experiences while at our institution. Students are encouraged to use the following published processes to resolve issues.
Issues are best resolved at the lowest level. Please attempt to resolve disagreements with the faculty by meeting with them to discuss the issue before beginning a formal appeal.
Students can use myAllen to access transcripts, statements and fees, enrollment information, financial aid information, your student email and much more. Your username and password are the same as your Blackboard login (Student ID & 4x4).