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Bay Atlantic University (BAU) is Licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission, certified to operate as an institution of higher education by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) of Washington, D.C.


Bay Atlantic University has been granted initial accreditation status by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Accreditation by the Commission indicates that the institution meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university has been found to have the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs. It also gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s affiliation status with the Commission should be directed to:

The New England Commission of Higher Education 301
Edgewater Place, Suite 210
Wakefield, MA 01880 Direct line to Commission offices: (781) 425-7785
E-mail: [email protected]

BAU is authorized by SEVP to issue I-20 forms to international students.

On behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) manages schools, non-immigrant students in the F visa classifications and their dependents.

*For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact our Admission team at [email protected].



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