University Policies

Communicating AVU's values and expectations
American Vision University develops and implements policies to advance its mission, manage institutional risk, promote operational efficiency, and achieve compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements.

A broad range of policies guide and govern the activities of members of the American Vision University community. This web page (and the pages and sub-pages to which it links) organizes information about policies in an attempt to make applicable policies more accessible for students, faculty and staff.

It is the responsibility of all American Vision University employees and students to review and familiarize themselves with university policies that pertain to them.

Consumer Information Disclosure

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, this section of our website provides a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at American Vision University. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact the American Vision University.

Distance Education Disclosure

American Vision University courses and programs are 100% distance education with no residency requirement. Dormitory facilities, housing availability, and institutional assistance with housing is not offered and does not apply. Coursework is delivered through our online Learning Management System (LMS), accessible via secured username and password through This course delivery platform is designed with an easy-to-use student interface. The LMS is used by students and faculty members for course syllabus, course work, and grading. Supported by the course instructor and the accompanying textbook, the LMS is the students’ online classroom. 

Students may begin classroom orientation shortly after registration. Students are required to complete classroom orientation prior to starting their first course. The purpose of classroom orientation is to help the student navigate the LMS, understand the process for successfully completing a course, and utilize all helpful student resources.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The American Vision University (the “University”) is committed in policy, principle, and practice to maintaining an environment which prohibits discriminatory behavior and provides equal opportunity for all persons. The University affirms its commitment to provide a welcoming and respectful work and educational environment, in which all individuals within the University community may benefit from each other’s experiences and foster mutual respect and appreciation of divergent views. The University will not be tolerant of conduct which violates rights guaranteed by the law.

The American Vision University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. Furthermore, university policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.

State Authorization and Accreditation Status

American Vision University operates in compliance with the California Education Code and the California Code of Regulations, under the authority of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. The University has received institutional approval from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) in accordance with California Education Code Section 94900. Please note, however, that AVU is currently not accredited by any accrediting agency, but is actively working towards achieving accreditation.

Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at our Institution

The transferability of credits you earn at American Vision University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer.  If the certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals.  This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending AVU to determine if your certificate will transfer.

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