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Accreditation

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

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

ACICS
750 First Street, NE,
Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002
http://www.acics.org

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

CHEA

One Dupont Circle NW,
Suite 510
Washington DC 20036-1135
http://www.chea.org

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

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

101 N. 14TH St.
James Monroe Bldg.
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel: (804) 225-2600 Fax: (804) 225-2604
http://www.schev.edu

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

Department of Education

Department of Education
830 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20202
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

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

CEA

1001 N. Fairfax Street,
Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314
http://www.cea-accredit.org