Accreditation and Memberships

accreditation memberships

While National Accreditation is common for traditional higher learning institutions in the U.S. utilizing standard teaching methods, we note that every country has its own standards and independent accrediting organizations. Accreditation is a voluntary process and does not guarantee a worthy education. Rather, it means an institution has submitted its courses, programs, budget, and educational objectives for peer review.

Aston American University’s distance learning programs are unique, nontraditional, and currently not accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. This may be a determining factor for those individuals interested in pursuing certain disciplines requiring state licensing, (such as law, teaching, or medicine). It is recommended that students consider the importance of National Accreditation for a specific field or profession, and make a decision accordingly.

Although Aston American University's distance learning degree programs are distinct from traditional educational institutions, we are convinced of its value and acceptance worldwide. Nontraditional programs are important because it recognizes knowledge gained outside the the classroom and incorporates a broader, more comprehensive view of the learning experience. It is precisely this recognition and view that challenges the established academic community. Many great institutions are unaccredited. We invite you to compare our programs and philosophies with traditional classroom-based programs to determine which is best suited to your needs and budget.


Note: In the United States, many licensing authorities require accredited degrees as the basis for eligibility for licensing. In some cases, accredited colleges may not accept transfer courses and degrees completed at unaccredited colleges. And some employers may require an accredited degree as a basis for eligibility for employment.

Aston American University is incorporated in the State of Hawaii. As a university based in the U.S., Aston American University meets all state and federal laws of the United States degree, transcript, and other graduation documents from Aston American University follow the same standards used by all U.S. colleges and universities.

Aston American University graduation documents can include an apostille and authentication from the U.S. Department of State to facilitate their use internationally.

Accredited Membership


Letter of Confirmation and Validation

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