Schools

Designated school officials can use this page to learn about all aspects of Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certification to enroll F or M students.

Only schools certified by SEVP can enroll F or M nonimmigrant students. Use the resources below to learn how to become an SEVP-certified school and how to maintain certification.

What's New

Report

Visit the SEVIS Help Hub

Explore the SEVIS Help Hub to find reporting requirements, guides and the latest on SEVIS enhancements and webinars.

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Find the Latest COVID-19 Guidance

Find COVID-19 resources, including information on the latest guidance for SEVP-certified schools.

School Resources

Get Started

Get Started

With SEVP Certification

Apply

Apply

For Initial Certification

Are you interested in getting your school SEVP-certified? Get started with these resources.

Getting Started with SEVP Certification

The Basics of School Accreditation

SEVP Field Representatives

Field Representative Territory Map

Submit

Submit

Recertification and Petition Updates

SEVP requires schools to apply for recertification every two years. Learn more about the recertification process with these resources.

Getting Started with SEVP Recertification

Updates to the Form I-17

School Appeal Status Tracker

An Overview of the Appeal and Motion Processes

Report

Report

Changes in SEVIS

Regulations require SEVP-certified institutions to report certain information in SEVIS and maintain accurate school records. Learn how to meet your reporting requirements with these resources.

Maintaining Accurate SEVIS Records

DSOs and the Form I-20

Campus Resilience at SEVP-certified Schools

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Find

Communications and Outreach Resources

Visit these additional resources for schools and school officials. 

Publications 

Conferences

Webinars

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Access

Training Resources

Visit these training resources for school officials. 

SEVP External Training Application 

SETA Launch Frequently Asked Questions

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Phone

SEVP Response Center

703-603-3400

Office

Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET,
except holidays