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April 18, 2019
F and M students studying in the United States must enroll in a full course of study at a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified...
authorizing a reduced course load
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December 6, 2016
Join the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) for the SEVP InFocus Webinar on Dec. 14, 2016, from 2 to 3 p.m. EST.This webinar will feature a special segment on final policy guidance released in October 2016 on pathway programs. This guidance provides information regarding pathway programs...
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October 31, 2016
On Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released final guidance S7.2: Pathway Programs for Reasons of English Proficiency. This guidance is available in the Operating Instruction section of, under the Policy Guidance tab.SEVP Policy Guidance S7.2...
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October 28, 2016
On Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released interim final guidance S1.2: Evidentiary Requirements for Schools Not Meeting Eligibility Criteria in 8 CFR 214.3(b) and (c) for public comment.The public may submit their comments on SEVP Policy Guidance S1.2 by...
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October 13, 2016
Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regulations require designated school officials (DSOs) to provide information on a school’s English proficiency requirements and whether a prospective F‑1 or M‑1 student has met those requirements on a student’s Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for...