Statement to parties seeking information about official state certification and/or authentication of diplomas:
Pursuant to Virginia Code section 23.1-900.01, "each public institution of higher education and private institution of higher education may provide any diploma or other proof of education to requesting individuals or entities using the method that it deems appropriate, in either electronic or paper form." Please consult the university or college registrar's office or website for further details.
December 18, 2018
- The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has been notified that Education Corporation of America, the parent company of Virginia College
, will cease operation in December 2018. Virginia College in Midlothian will close its doors on December 18, 2018. SCHEV is working with Virginia College administrators to obtain academic and financial records for current students and to ensure that former students’ records are preserved and maintained in accordance with Virginia regulatory requirements.
: Student records from the University of Northern Virginia
should not be accepted as official documents. Neither transcripts nor diplomas from the institution can be verified as true and accurate.
Despite the University of Northern Virginia’s 2013 closure and revocation of its certificate to operate in Virginia, several individuals are currently attempting to pass themselves off as registrars from the institution. It has recently come to light that these supposed registrars are operating from a Virginia post office box and offering students “replacement diplomas” for as little as $150. Individuals engaging in this activity are in violation of Virginia law.
Sept. 6, 2016
- The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has been notified that ITT Technical Institute
has voluntarily ceased offering postsecondary education and will close all of its campuses.