SEVIS Release 6.28 Planning Guide
Scheduled Release Date: August 12, 2016
Functionality in the Release
|Functionality||Affects F/M SEVIS||Affects J SEVIS||Affects Batch|
|Entry of Current Session Start Date required during any registration event||Yes||No||Yes*|
Correct flawed logic in batch for:
|Rename fields for Primary Major and Secondary Major to Major 1 and Major 2||Yes**||No||Yes|
*See Batch warning below.
**This change affects Batch only – this change is already in SEVIS’ real-time interface.
Schools and sponsors that use third-party software to push data to SEVIS must plan their batch uploads carefully.
|Critical Date/Time||What Happens|
|Friday, August 12, 2016 from 8:00 to 11:59 PM (ET)||SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.|
Registration events submitted via batch will fail until the school is able to update their batch software to reflect the changes in this release. Current Session Start Date is a required element for registration after August 12, 2016.