1. VIU is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award certificates, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees.


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2. VIU’s accreditation through ACICS has automatically entitled VIU to be recognized the Council for Higher EducationAccreditation (CHEA).


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3. VIU is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).


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4. VIU has been authorized to offer Federal Student Aid to those who qualify by the US Department of Education.

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5. VIU’s 7-Week Intensive English as a Second Language Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).


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