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.
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. Please read the ITT Technical Institute Closure
advisory for more information.
Sept. 26, 2016: The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has requested access from the trustees of ITT Tech to archived records prior to 2000.
August 10, 2016: Medtech College-Falls Church, VA
Medtech College voluntarily closed on August 10, 2016. If you are a student enrolled at the institution at the time of closure, please read Medtech Advisory for Students
for important information regarding your options.