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Virginia Colleges & Universities

Current Advisories:

On July 16, 2013, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) revoked the University of Northern Virginia’s Certificate to Operate pursuant to 8 VAC 40-31-180 (B)(2)(c).  According to council’s action, the University of Northern Virginia must cease operations immediately as a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia. SCHEV provides the following advisory and letter for students and will provide updates to this notice as information becomes available.

Please note SCHEV has no purview over the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified status of institutions, please contact the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at for assistance.

All campuses of ACT College closed as of Tuesday, April 3, 2012. For transcripts, please use this form: Transcript Request Form

The University of NorthEAST Virginia is not certified, approved or endorsed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Please view the lists below to find certified and/or approved schools.

Public Colleges & Universities

Private Institutions exempt from certification

Institutions certified to operate in Virginia

Other Public Educational Institutions

Closed Institutions

Closed Vocational Institutions

Additional Resources

Explanation of Accreditation

Explanation of Certification