July 24, 2020
F and M students and schools certified by SEVP should abide by guidance issued in <a href="https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/bcm2003-01.pdf"…
Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools that submitted procedural change plans for the spring session indicating alternative instruction procedures (including online-only classes) do not need to re-submit or re-affirm that they will be keeping the same alternative procedures during the summer session. Please note that if your school is making substantive changes, then you must re-submit procedural change plans. For assistance meeting your requirement to report procedural changes, download the COVID-19 School Reporting Template. This template is optional.
SEVP may require an update for the upcoming fall 2020 session but is not requiring one for this summer. However, SEVP-certified schools that have not yet filed procedural change plans and have active F or M students in programs this summer, will need to submit a procedural change plan, detailing any changes to existing procedures necessitated by COVID-19.
For more information, updates, and FAQs please refer to the Nonimmigrant Students and SEVP-Certified Schools section on the ICE Guidance on COVID-19 page.