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Affiliations and Approvals


Illinois Board of Higher Education

Ivy E & E Institute has been authorized for operation by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). This means that Ivy programs and instructors are approved by IBHE. The IBHE provides leadership, advocacy, and support for the work of post-secondary institutions (college) in Illinois.


International Students

Ivy E & E Institute is authorized under Federal law to enrol non-immigrant alien students. This means that this school is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to issue the SEVIS I-20 to qualified international (F-1 visa) students.


The school is not accredited with a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting body, as of June 2013, but it is undertaking an accreditation process.


Affiliations and Memberships


NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

NAFSA is the leading professional association dedicated to international educators advancing international education and exchange and global workforce development.  NAFSA serves international educators and their organizations; it sets standards for good practice, providing opportunities for training and professional development, offering networking opportunities and advocating for international education.


Ivy’s international student advisors (DSO and PDSO) have been trained by participating the NAFSA workshops and conferences.


TESOL International Association: A global professional association for English language educators involved in the teaching English as a second, foreign, or other language. TESOL provides an abundance of opportunities for education and professional development.


College Board

College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. College Board’s mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. College Board administers the SAT and SAT Subject Tests.


The SAT is one of the most widely used college admission tests. SAT Subject Tests can complement or enhance students’ college admission credentials. Ivy’s international students can take the College Board’s college admission tests with Ivy’s school code.


International Educators of Illinois: A membership with International Educators of Illinois is open to anyone associated with international education and exchange programs in various higher education institutions throughout Illinois.


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