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SEVIS Release 6.24 Planning Guide

Last updated 20-Jul-2017

This page provides information about SEVIS Release 6.24.

Scheduled Release Date: February 12, 2016

Functionality in the Release

Functionality Affect F/M SEVIS Affects J SEVIS Affects Batch
Add Actual OPT Dates to student list for Students with Requested, Pending or Approved OPT Yes No No
Report of students on STEM OPT (available on the Downloads page in SEVIS) Yes No No
Ability for SEVP to turn off or turn on functionality to recommend STEM OPT extension without another SEVIS release Yes No No
Ability for SEVP to turn off or turn on functionality to recommend Cap Gap extension without another SEVIS release Yes No No

Release Resources

  • None

System Unavailability

Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End
Friday February 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM (ET)  Friday February 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM (ET) 

Currently, SEVP expects the outage to last four hours (approximately).

Batch Users

Schools and sponsors that use third-party software to push data to SEVIS must plan their batch uploads carefully.

Critical Date/Time What Happens
February 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM (ET) to 11:59 PM (ET) SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.
negative consequenceNo warnings issued at this time.