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May 29, 2020
As the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) continues to receive stakeholder questions about the impact of COVID-19 on SEVP-certified schools...
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ACICS Loss of Accredidation Information for International Students
March 24, 2017
On April 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) temporarily reinstated its recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as the department conducts a further review of the accrediting body. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will continue...
A student studying at their desk.
January 18, 2017
Online or distance learning courses are classes that do not require regular physical attendance to pass the course and are often presented electronically as opposed to in a traditional classroom setting. This means online and distance learning classes do not require you to participate in-person at...
A female soccer goalie.
January 10, 2017
If you are an F-1 international student who wants to participate in varsity athletics at a Division I or II Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified college or university, you must follow the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) rules for eligibility in addition to...
Important Message: Regarding Certain F-1 Students from Nepal
January 3, 2017
On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a notice in the Federal Register that provides an 18-month extension of the employment authorization for Nepali F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the April 25, 2015, earthquake in...

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