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October 15, 2019
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Portal recently upgraded to Release 1.10, which changes how long students can access the SEVP Portal...
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Student takes TOEFL exam
April 2, 2019
In order to receive a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools may require prospective international students to pass an English language test or prove their ability to speak, read and write in English....
DSOs read March edition of SEVP Spotlight
March 28, 2019
On March 28, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) published its quarterly edition of SEVP Spotlight. The newsletter for the academic community includes important program news, seasonal reminders and updates relevant to the international student life cycle. This quarterly edition of SEVP...
DSO reads instructions to submit correction request
March 26, 2019
School officials must maintain accurate student records and address all errors in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) immediately. Inaccurate data can affect the status of a student’s SEVIS record, can put a student’s eligibility for benefits at risk and can put their...
Students review their reporting requirements
March 21, 2019
If you are participating in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT), you must regularly check in with your designated school official (DSO) throughout your training opportunity to maintain F-1 status. You are required to check in with your DSO to...

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