Distance Learning Policies (Online Courses) 

Wilson College offers a variety of online courses/programs as outlined in the course catalog and on the course schedule used for registration. Online courses are open to all eligible students provided they meet pre-requisite requirements as outlined in the course catalog. Students should consult with their academic advisor to discuss the feasibility of online courses as part of their program of study. 

Wilson College’s online courses require a commitment from both students and faculty to ensure a successful learning experience. Prior to registration, students, in conjunction with their advisors, should review the types of online courses being offered and the time commitment involved. All online courses require regular log in to e-mail as well as Wilson College’s LMS or a College approved online platform. 

Further details on Distance Learning at Wilson College can be found in the College Catalog. 

All Wilson College policies for Academic Appeals, Academic or Social Violations (page 18), Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity, and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are provided for all students, whether online or in-person. 

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) 

Wilson College participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) that establishes comparable standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. The State of Pennsylvania is a member of SARA. Further information can be found here.  

Complaints under SARA policies go first through Wilson’s own procedures for resolution of grievances. Complaints regarding student grades or student conduct violations are governed entirely by institutional policy and the laws of Pennsylvania. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process for handling complaints, the complaint (except for complaints about grades or student conduct violations) may be appealed within two years of the incident to the SARA Portal Entity in Pennsylvania. Complaints may be filed by students from any state with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The form and process can be found here