Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC)
The University of Atlanta is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation.
ASIC is an approved accrediting body for the purposes of compliance by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) relating to the admission of students holding Student Visitor Visas and to the delivery of programmes in ESOL with Citizenship, is a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, and is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).
ASIC accreditation gives reassurance to potential students, their parents and education representatives that the operation of their chosen college conforms with relevant United Kingdom laws and offers genuine courses, which are delivered to appropriate standards with acceptable quality, and which lead to recognized qualifications with international standards. ASIC Accreditation also provides reassurance to the Border and Immigration Agency (Home Office) that the college meets their requirements for overseas students and, in general, does not harm the perceived quality of the United Kingdom education provision.
For more information visit http://www.asic.org.uk/
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The University of Atlanta is listed in the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.
Each of the postsecondary educational institutions and programs contained within the database is accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval
agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a “reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education” within the meaning of the
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA)… The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets
acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria
and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that
meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency. The Secretary of Education is required by law to publish a list of nationally recognized
accrediting agencies that the Secretary determines to be reliable authorities as to the quality of education or training provided by the institutions of
higher education and the higher education programs they accredit.
For more information visit http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Index.aspx
Council for Higher
Education Accreditation (CHEA)
University of Atlanta is an accredited member of CHEA. As
an accredited, degree-granting, member of the DETC, U of
A is also an institutional member of the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a non-profit organization
serving the national advocate for self-regulation through
The University of Atlanta ’s nationally accredited stature
ensures that students receive a world-class education and a degree
that is recognized by leading organizations for excellence
and achievement. Such institutional classification ensures
that student achievements and credentials retain the
strong level of "validity" that employers demand. Accredited
online degrees also guarantee that any credits students earn
as part of your accredited online degree program will enjoy
maximum transferability among most other, credible academic
institutions, although such decisions remain at the discretion
of the admitting college or university and its correlative
Distance Education and Training Council
All University of Atlanta’s degree programs are
accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training
Council, noted for the high standards it
maintains and thus recognized by both the United States
Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education
New enrollments are not being accepted under DETC accreditation. DETC accreditation applies solely to students studying with the Norcross, GA-based institution, and is for "teach-out purposes." DETC accreditation expires June 30, 2013.
University of Atlanta is nationally accredited by the Accrediting
Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council
(DETC), which is recognized by the United States
Department of Education as a nationally recognized Accrediting
agency. As such, all curriculum, faculty, administrators,
academic standards and administrative procedures and policies
are frequently reviewed to ensure that the University maintains
consistent standards of Excellence.
To learn more about the DETC, visit their
website at http://www.detc.org/
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary
Education Commission (GNPEC)
The University of Atlanta is licensed by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary
Education Commission. The Commission administers the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990 by providing standards, procedures, and evaluation for the oversight of postsecondary institutions. The staff reviews and authorizes each college or school annually, provides consumer information and protection, resolves student complaints, manages institution closures and resulting student records, prepares required publications and grants exemptions as applicable. The staff also develops new and/or revised standards, procedures, regulations and schedules in response to changing laws, needs and circumstances.
To learn more about the GNPEC, visit their
website at http://www.gnpec.org
DANTES - Funding for US Military
The University of Atlanta been qualified and listed by DANTES, the official organization which oversees Military Funding for higher education (applicable to eligible US servicemen in conformity with the regulations established by each branch of the US Military).
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US Department of Veterans Affairs
The University of Atlanta been approved by the US Department of Veterans
Affairs for G.I. Bill funding.
Council of College and Military Educators (CCME)
The University of Atlanta is a member of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME).
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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON HIGHER EDUCATION (ACE)
The University of Atlanta is a member of the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for the nation's fully-accredited higher education institutions. ACE aims to foster greater collaboration and new partnerships within and outside the higher education community to help colleges and universities anticipate and address the challenges of the 21st century and contribute to a stronger nation and a better world.
For more information, consult:
American Academy of Project Management (AAPM)
University of Atlanta was recently
named one of the three
national chapters of AAPM
. As the official Southern chapter
and as an approved training center and
examination administrator for the American Academy of
Project Management (AAPM), the university plays a vital role
in the context of a Global Board of Standards and
Accreditation Council for project management industry
professionals and related institutions. AAPM’s Global Board
of Standards issues Project Management Certification to
qualified professionals who meet an acceptable combination
of the following graduate professional criteria and
Specialized Graduate Education
Industry Training & Experience
Acquired Industry Knowledge and Expertise
The Academy offers graduate training in more than 20
countries in collaboration with leading (recognized and
accredited) education providers.
For more details consult:
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (AAFM)
American Academy of Financial Management (AAFM)’s
International Board of Standards is a worldwide financial
professional certifying body and accreditation commission
with members in 150+ countries. The AAFM Board of Standards
approves official AAFM Degree Programs, Government Programs,
Executive Training and certification training courses
worldwide. The AAFM Board offers our exclusive distinctions,
certifications, and designations to candidates who meet the
high standards and graduate requirements. The AAFM Board has
direct legal agreements with the top 560 double accredited
business schools in the world. Any AAFM Global Executive
Education would be official AAFM Approved Training Courses
that are offered internationally. Graduates of AAFM Board
recognized graduate degree programs and approved executive
courses are immediately eligible to register and apply
directly to AAFM for the respective AAFM Board of Standards
issued distinction and certification.
With AAFM Board liaison representative offices in
Singapore, UK, India, China, Africa, EU, UK, Latin America,
West Indies, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Middle East,
Cairo, Amman, Dubai, New York, Athens, Moscow and
Australasia. The American Academy Certification and
Accreditation is the Gold Standard for Graduate Management
Education Worldwide in the areas of Wealth Management,
Banking, Investment Management, Project Management, and Risk
For further information consult the following links:
SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH INTO HIGHER EDUCATION (SRHE)
The University of Atlanta is a member of the Society for Research into Higher Education, a UK-based international learned society which seeks to advance understanding of higher education, especially through the insights, perspectives and knowledge offered by systematic research and scholarship. The Society aims to be the leading international society in the field, as to both the support and the dissemination of research. It further seeks to develop opportunities through which students, teachers and scholars in the field can engage with policy makers, practitioners within higher education and other potential interested parties so that policy and practices may be shaped by the needs of the time and by the outcomes of research endeavors.
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