Distance Education


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The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) pertains to approval of distance education courses and programs offered across state lines by post secondary institutions that already have degree authorization in their home state. Approved colleges or universities in a SARA state therefore only need their home state authorization to offer distance education to students in any other SARA-member state, subject to certain limitations. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is an approved SARA institution, allowing BU to serve students participating in online education and field experiences in all 49 SARA participating states, DC, and the US Virgin Islands.

Please note that SARA has no effect on state professional licensing requirements. Each state has different standards for occupations that require a professional license or certification, and educational prerequisites may vary based upon the state. While Bloomsburg University is able to offer many programs that lead to licensure/certification in Pennsylvania, these same BU programs may not fully meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification of other states. Visit the State Authorization webpage for more information.

Online Programs and Certificates

Online Course Offerings

Please view our full listing of online courses per semester by clicking the “online” checkbox before clicking “submit” at http://adminapps.bloomu.edu/coursesearch/search. You may further filter your search by subject and days.

Tools, Complaint Process and Additional Information

BOLT stands for Bloomsburg Online Learning and Teaching and is the Bloomsburg University online learning management system. You may find helpful BOLT tutorial articles and videos at the IMDC webpage. You may also want to visit the BOLT Student Support webpages for more assistance.

MyHusky is your online student portal to register for classes, pay bills, view and accept financial aid, and for other related services and information.

HuskySuccess is BU’s student success technology that allows you to easily communicate with your academic advisors, instructors, and other campus resources like free tutoring (even if you are not physically on-campus) to support your academic and professional goals.

BU strives to provide the highest quality educational programs available but recognizes the importance of providing an opportunity for students to make an appeal if a conflict does arise. Please view the Bloomsburg University complaint processes on our Dean of Students webpage and the State Authorization webpage.

Please view information required of Bloomsburg University to be disclosed under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) on the Bloomsburg University HEA Student Consumer Information webpage.

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