In many cases, schools have the right to file an appeal when the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issues a denial or withdrawal of certification. The School Certification Unit or SEVP Analysis and Operations Center are the units within SEVP that issue these denials and withdrawals.
If a school chooses to file an appeal, the Administrative Appeals Team (AAT) reviews the unfavorable decision and how the regulations were applied to the affected school along with all the documents related to the school’s petition. AAT provides an independent review separate from the units within SEVP that issued the original decision.
Once AAT receives a school’s appeal, AAT will send a notice of receipt via email to the individual with legal standing who filed the appeal. This notice of receipt will contain the school’s unique tracking number. Enter this tracking number in the form field below to track the school’s appeal status.