Government Approvals

 

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

The United States has no federal Ministry of Education or other centralized authority exercising single national control over postsecondary educational institutions in the U.S. Thus, unlike many countries, the U.S. government requires that all schools are approved or licensed by the governing body of the State in which they are located. This is the only required level of recognition in the U.S. IAU is a legally operating degree-granting educational private university in the State of California, U.S.A.

In July 2006, IAU received its initial approval to operate by the former State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) to grant degrees under the provisions of the California Education Code.

IAU’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary school in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which was effective January 1, 2010. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, under the Department of Consumer Affairs.

In December 2011, IAU received its full re-approval to operate by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to grant degrees under the provisions of the California Education Code. The approval is valid for 5 years from December 15, 2011 – December 14, 2016. Five years is the maximum approval the BPPE grants.

IAU’s Approval by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) expired December 14, 2016. IAU submitted its Application for Renewal of Approval to Operate last month in November. By law, since IAU has submitted the Application for Renewal of Approval to Operate prior to the expiration date and paid all necessary fees, IAU has a valid approval to continue to operate until the full Approval is re-issued. See  letter from the BPPE and the official BPPE website listing IAU’s current active status.

IAU’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary school in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which was effective January 1, 2010. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, under the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Los Angeles Main Campus School Code#: 41500926

 

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

On March 6th, IAU received SEVP certification. SEVP is a part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). SEVP certification authorizes IAU to enroll non-immigrant F-1 students for academic programs.

Accreditation

 

IAU is currently not accredited at this time. The accreditation process is a timely and meticulous process that takes years to achieve.

On April 3, 2017, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) received IAU’s application for accreditation. ACCSC is an institutional accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education. See Letter.

On July 5, 2017, ACCSC accepted IAU’s initial application for accreditation. See Letter. 

ACCSC’s acceptance of IAU’s application does not guarantee that IAU will achieve accreditation. However, IAU will diligently focus its resources and continue to work towards the accreditation process and update the IAU community with the progress.

 

Recognitions

 

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Worldwide Classroom (WWC)

For the past 38 years, we have been compiling and sharing information about programs around the world which welcome international participation and further educational and intercultural goals. It is our belief that the pursuit of study, vocational, and special interests abroad adds a unique, broadening framework to the understanding of another culture. It enhances our empathy and allows us to see that which we share with others, thus stimulating an appreciation for the richness of our own cultural heritage. Differences become a source of fascination, rather than antagonism; dissimilarities spawn opportunities, rather than barriers; and diversity gives us new perspectives with which to solve old problems.

 

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Association for Private Postsecondary Education in California (AAPEC)
APPEC provides needed assistance and services to California’s (non WASC accredited) private colleges and universities as they interact with the state and other agencies that oversee them. APPEC informs all stakeholders of the important educational and economic roles private colleges and universities play in California.

 

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College Directory Network (CDN)

Featuring 6,886 schools with 10,819 campuses offering 230,849 programs in 41 states, the Edutrek Directory Network is the largest database of post-secondary education on the Internet. It has never been so easy to find IAU!