The Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) grants four specific rights to current or former students with respect to their educational records at Sinclair. Those rights are:

  1. the right to inspect and review all the information about them held by Sinclair
  2. the right to seek amendment of incorrect records
  3. the right to some control over disclosure of the students' education records
  4. the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's FERPA office in Washington, D.C. or more information about students' rights under FERPA, review the Sinclair Student Records Policy, available in the Registration & Student Records office or at www.sinclair.edu/registration-policies.
Problems or questions concerning the Sinclair Student Records Policy may be brought to the FERPA coordinator, Registrar

Sinclair is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411, (800) 621-7440, (312) 263-0456, FAX (312) 263-7462, email: info@hlcommission.org.

Sinclair is also a member of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. Programs of study are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Sinclair is authorized to grant associate degrees in arts, sciences, applied science, individualized and technical study as well as specific bachelor's degrees.

To review a list of the associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the college's programs, check www.sinclair.edu/accrediting-agencies

The official documents for the associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the school and its programs are housed in the office of the Provost, Building 7, Room 7330.

In order to receive a copy for review, go to this office. For additional and specific details regarding program accreditations, approvals or licensures, see the individual program descriptions in this catalog. Sinclair Community College, 444 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460.

Students who reside or are located outside Ohio and wish to enroll in online courses or students who wish to participate in internships/clinical placements/co-ops at a location or with an organization located outside Ohio, must confirm that Sinclair Community College is permitted to offer those opportunities in that particular state. Sinclair Community College must comply with each state's requirements regarding legal authorization for participation in internships/clinical placements/co-ops and the delivery of online degrees, programs and courses. Sinclair Community College is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) which provides authorization to offer certain activities in other SARA member states. More information about state authorization and out-of-state grievance procedures may be found at: www.sinclair.edu/sa