Many of you might have heard this news but I still thought of posting it in this Blog, so that students who are unaware about this news would know about it. The University of Northern Virginia had been asked to shut down a few days ago. This left lots of Indian Students who where studying in that University in a difficult situation. Below is the complete details regarding why this University was asked to shut down by the officials.
Reason For Shutting Down: –
The University of Northern Virginia (UNVA) was ordered to cease operations and close immediately on July 16, after the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia revoked the college’s license to operate.
UNVA, once run by a chancellor who reportedly maintained a sex dungeon, was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in July 2011. At that time too, University had many Indian Students and the University was ordered to shut down for a week.
UNVA operated on the ground floor of an office building in Annandale, a Washington suburb in neighboring Virginia, for 15 years, according to the Washington Post. UNVA lost its accreditation with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) in the year 2008. It remained unaccredited for the last five years and failed four audits by the state for not hiring “qualified faculty” and for lack of “appropriate curriculum content.”
This University is now in the list of other Universities which where shut down few months or years ago like Tri-Valley University and Herguan University in Sunnyvale.
Fate Of Indian Students: –
The University had significant number of Indian Students. Many Students had been transferred from Tri-Valley University. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has asked these students with F-1 visas to approach the Department of Homeland Security with issues related to immigration and optional practical training.
The closed University has now been asked to provide information regarding students academic and financial records.
The council said once it has received the student academic and financial records from the university it would communicate with students “regarding the impact of revocation and currently enrolled students’ options for continuing education.”