Study in the States offers free downloadable tools and resources to make it easier for international students and school officials to follow the U.S. government rules and regulations that govern the international student process.
All of the free tools and resources are available below. Search for resources by selecting the filters that apply. One or more filters may be selected.
Provides useful information for students on the SEVP Portal.
Provides useful information about the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) mission and SEVP's coordination with government partners.
Outlines the steps for the M-1 extension of stay process.
Defines Special Student Relief (SSR), including who SSR affects, when SSR applies and how designated school officials can recommend SSR.
Illustrates the distinctions between K-12 private schools and grade 9-12 public schools in the United States and outlines the different rules F-1 students must follow while studying at each.
Outlines the eight steps involved for F-1 students studying at grade nine through 12 public high schools in the United States.
Outlines the eight steps involved for K-12 F-1 private school students in studying in the United States.
Identifies the different 24-month STEM OPT extension reporting requirements for F-1 students, STEM OPT employers and school officials.
Defines what a SEVIS termination is and what it means for students, outlines reasons for terminations and explains instances when DSOs should not terminate an active status student record.
Outlines how students and DSOs can proactively avoid the issuances of Forms I-515A.
Illustrates the steps students and schools must take to prepare for a student's entry into the United States.
Outlines what events need to be reported on a student's existing Form I-20.
Defines the steps for transferring in an F-1 student record and clearly delineates what students and DSOs at the new school must do to successfully transfer the record to a new SEVP-certified school.
Defines the steps for transferring out an F-1 student record and clearly delineates what students and DSOs at the current school must do to successfully transfer the record to a new SEVP-certified school.
Explains three situations when a student may be eligible to drop below a full course of study.
Illustrates the distinctions between the two categories and outlines the different rules F-1 and M-1 students must follow while they study in the United States.
Outlines the eight steps involved in studying in the United States, and includes supplemental information about employment and training eligibility for F-1 students.