NWAC Board is Valid, legal & acceptable In India

A lot of people including students, teachers and school administrators have sought to know more about the American System of School Education and particularly about Northwest Accreditation Board  or NWAC and AdvancED. As an educator who has spent 21 years in the States (or in America, as we fondly call it), let me express my point of view on this topic. The American School Education system is hinged on two basic principles: accreditation and program.

Accreditation is nothing, but a form of what we call affiliation in India or in some other Asian countries. Infact, accreditation as a concept was introduced to regulate the quality of school education in USA. As a matter of fact, there are only given accreditation agencies in US who are recognized by the US governments, either Federal or State. The most noticeable among these are the six US Regional Accrediting agencies. So it is like saying that, in India there are only a given finite number of bodies whose stamp is valid for school affiliation, namely CBSE at the Central Government level and State Boards at the State level. If you are a recognized school from any of these Boards, then your students will eventually have a qualification that is considered valid, legal and acceptable for further education. Similarly, if you have a school in US, accredited by any of these six US Regional Accrediting Agencies, then you have a stamp of accreditation that is valid, legal and acceptable.  Northwest Accreditation Commission or NWAC board is one of the six US Regional Accrediting Agencies.

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The second principle is hinged on the Program that you are running in your school. The American High School Diploma Program is the most commonly found program and a program of choice for schools and students alike.

To summarize and merge the two principles above, an American High School Diploma Program from a school accredited by any of the six US Regional Accrediting Agencies, is a valid, legal and acceptable option for colleges and universities, while evaluating the candidature of students for higher education.

Now let us bring this picture and co-relate it with the Indian school education system. To do that we must first understand what is the thumb rule for any qualification being acceptable in India or for that matter anywhere else globally. The rule is “If a qualification is valid, legal and acceptable in the country of its origin, then it is valid, legal and acceptable in all other countries.” India is no exception as we are a part of the global fraternity. So to extrapolate the concept, if one is asking whether NWAC board is valid acceptable school qualification in India, it is like asking if CBSE is a valid school qualification in USA. Thousand of CBSE School students seek and get admission is US universities every year. So there is no base in questioning the validity of NWAC or any of the six Regional Accrediting Agencies, whether in India or elsewhere.

I hope that my above explanation shall qualify well to serve the queries of one and all who question the validity of NWAC or any other recognized agencies.

28 Comments

  1. Ruben Paul said:

    good information. definitely will work for me

    June 18, 2016
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    • Mamta Ganguli said:

      welcome sir

      June 20, 2016
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  2. Nidhi Sinha said:

    Is it valid all over the world? I want to take admission in UK Please guide me

    June 20, 2016
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    • Mamta Ganguli said:

      Yes it is also valid in UK you may take admission.

      June 20, 2016
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  3. Jeetu said:

    Is it valid in maharshtra ? i want to take admission in BDS ( dental)……
    Please guid me

    September 6, 2016
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    • sapna rawat said:

      Yes, NWAC Board is valid in Maharshtra too..

      September 22, 2016
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  4. Milind Bhatt said:

    Dear Sir/Madam Is this board valid for taking admission in australia for bachelor degree ?

    September 14, 2016
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    • sapna rawat said:

      Yes Milind it is acceptable in Australia.

      September 22, 2016
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  5. parth said:

    Is it valid in USA….bcoz I have received mail from Indianapolis Uni. that its unauthorized board ??

    October 6, 2016
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  6. Roma said:

    I did my 12th fro Nwac board…and now I am planning for Canada for further studies. …..will Canada embassy approve NWAC? Looking forward for your reply

    October 18, 2016
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    • Mayank said:

      NWAC board comes under AdvancED. and AdvancED is valid for further studies In Canada.

      November 5, 2016
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  7. chetan patel said:

    is it valid to take admission in engineering in gujarat

    October 19, 2016
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    • sapna rawat said:

      Hi Chetan, as the board is valid worldwide, it is absolutely acceptable in Gujarat too.

      November 5, 2016
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  8. Priyanki said:

    I have completed 12 from nwac and taken admission in iihm bhratahari university will they allow me to sit for eam

    December 1, 2016
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    • Mamta Ganguli said:

      of course when they have approved your admission then you are eligible for examinations.

      December 26, 2016
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  9. PK said:

    is it valid to take admission in engineering in UK

    December 2, 2016
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    • Mamta Ganguli said:

      Yes NWAC board is valid world wide you can get more information by search nwac board information on google

      December 26, 2016
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  10. Milind Patel said:

    NWAC marksheet is valid in USA for Bachlor study?

    December 9, 2016
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    • Mamta Ganguli said:

      NWAC BOARD is USA based so don’t worry you will get admission.

      December 26, 2016
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  11. Rajinder kumar said:

    Sir I live in Punjab I m +2 student I m commerce student nwac borad I go highr study in Canada that borrad cold ja in valid

    May 24, 2017
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    • Alexander said:

      yes you can go for further studies.

      June 9, 2017
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  12. Ann Sebastian said:

    Is NWAC BOARD accepted in kerala M.G UNIVERSITY ?I need to get admission for BSW.

    May 25, 2017
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    • Alexander said:

      NWAC board is acceptable but they may ask for AIU.

      June 9, 2017
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  13. Rishabh kumar said:

    Is NWAC vaild in INDIA for marine engineering course. PLZ rply for it sir.

    May 28, 2017
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    • Alexander said:

      Yes it is valid for all courses.

      June 9, 2017
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  14. Ramendra bharadwaj said:

    NWAC is valid in Georgia? ?

    May 30, 2017
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    • Alexander said:

      Yes Ramendra, It is valid in all the countries because American High School diploma is valid world wide.

      June 9, 2017
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