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September 20, 2018
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Student uses SEVP Portal resources on Study in the States
April 5, 2018
Study in the States has several free resources to help international students and designated school officials (DSOs) understand the SEVP Portal. The SEVP Portal, which launched on March 23, 2018, is a tool for F-1 students on post‑completion optional practical training (OPT), including the science...
DSOs read copy of SEVP Spotlight together
April 4, 2018
In the latest edition of SEVP Spotlight, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Director Rachel Canty discusses new SEVP tools and how they help improve understanding of federal regulations and enhance student compliance. These tools include training modules for Student and Exchange Visitor...
DSO sits at desk and contacts Project Campus Sentinel on a computer
March 30, 2018
F and M students must abide by both federal regulations and U.S. laws while in the United States to maintain their status. However, if one of your international students finds themselves in trouble with the law, there are steps you should take as a designated school official. First, notify your...
A student takes notes about the requirements for creating an SEVP Portal password
March 16, 2018
If you are an F-1 international student on post-completion optional practical training (OPT) or an M-1 international student participating in practical training, you will receive an invitation to create an account in the new SEVP Portal, launching March 23.It is important that you remember to...