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May 21, 2020
As a U.S. government system, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) must conform to the federal government’s security procedures...
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January 16, 2015
As students arrive on campuses across the country, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) reminds designated school officials (DSO) to double check and ensure that all enrolled F and M students who reported to your campus are properly registered as "Active" in the Student and Exchange...
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January 14, 2015
The five month rule refers to the termination of a student’s record in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) based on the student being away from classes or not in status for five months. This rule applies to the following students:  Students who have had their student record...
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January 9, 2015
As you finalize your spring semester class schedule, you may be interested in enrolling in an online class. A massive open online course, or MOOC for short, is a new kind of class that some colleges and universities in the United States offer to students. The main difference in MOOCs and...