VIU’s Credentials as an Institution of Higher Education

1.Virginia International University is a senior college accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States De- partment of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accredita- tion.

2. ACICS is national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, and VIU’s accreditation thru ACICS has automatically entitled VIU recognized by the US department of Education.
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3. Due to its national accreditation status, VIU is a member of the Council for Higher Edu- cation Accreditation (CHEA). Recognition by CHEA affirms that standards and processes of accrediting organizations are consistent with quality, improvement, and accountability expectations that CHEA has established. brTo search for VIU from the CHEA database:

4. VIU is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Vir- ginia (SCHEV) and approved by SCHEV to grant degrees, diplomas, and certificates at the bachelor’s and master’s levels of academic study.
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5. VIU is authorized by the United States Custom and Immigration Services (USCIS) to enroll non-immigrant students.

6. VIU is member of the American Council on Education (ACE) to search for VIU from the ACE database: 

7. VIU is a member of Northern Virginia Technology Council