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February 26, 2020
Per regulation, all SEVP-certified schools must be recertified every two years. A school’s certification expiration date (CED) is exactly two years...
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April 12, 2017
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certifies U.S. schools and programs to admit international students to ensure the schools are legitimate. To find out if a school or program you are interested in attending is SEVP-certified, please refer to the School Search tool on Study in the...
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...
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November 23, 2016
With winter break approaching and academic terms ending, many students are preparing for their final exams. As an international student, it’s important to understand that studying for and passing your final exams helps you maintain your status.Maintaining status means following the rules and...
International Education Week.
November 14, 2016
Nov. 14−18, 2016 marks International Education Week (IEW) 2016. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that annually celebrates the benefits of cultural and academic exchange programs around the world.The United States admits foreign nationals...