Resource Library

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.

41 Resources

Form I-17 Cycle Diagram

July 2018
Explains the responsibilities of PDSOs and includes a diagram illustrating the SEVP school certification, recertification and updates processes all surrounding the Form I-17.
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Authorizing a Reduced Course Load

July 2018
Explains three situations when a student may be eligible to drop below a full course of study.
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Transferring Out F-1 Students in SEVIS

July 2018
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.
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STEM OPT Reporting Requirements

July 2018
Identifies the different 24-month STEM OPT extension reporting requirements for F-1 students, STEM OPT employers and school officials.
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SEVIS Tips for Private K - 12: Important Dates for Student Management

July 2018
Provides SEVIS reporting tips for DSOs at private K-12 schools, outlining important dates and actions for student record management.
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SEVIS Tips for Public 9-12 Schools: Important Dates for Student Management

July 2018
Provides SEVIS reporting tips for DSOs at public high schools, outlining important dates and actions for student record management.
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Transferring In F-1 Students in SEVIS

July 2018
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.
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What is Special Student Relief?

July 2018
Defines Special Student Relief (SSR), including who SSR affects, when SSR applies and how designated school officials can recommend SSR.
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