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SEVIS Release 6.37 Planning Guide

Last updated 16-Jan-2018

Scheduled Release Date: January 26, 2018

Functionality in the Release

FUNCTIONALITY AFFECTS F/M SEVIS

AFFECTS J SEVIS

AFFECTS BATCH

Change to date range for DSO access to STEM OPT validation reports Yes No No
DSO ability to report receipt of 12- and 24-month self-evaluations from STEM OPT students Yes No No
  • Change to date range when DSOs can access the Report OPT Participation page
    • SEVIS will display the link to access the Report OPT Participation page 30 days before the reporting deadline.
    • SEVIS will continue to display the link for 31 days after the deadline

Note: this timeframe applies to reporting both the 6-month periodic validation reports and self-evaluations.

  • Report receipt of 12-month and 24-month STEM OPT Self Evaluation - To accommodate the 12- and 24-month evaluation due date, on the Report OPT Participation page, SEVIS will display a second checkbox that allows DSOs to indicate receipt of the self-evaluation from students on STEM OPT. 

Report OPT Participation page

SEVIS will display the event in the student’s event history as either “STEM OPT 12-month Participation Reported” or “STEM OPT 24-month Participation Reported.”

Release Resources

  • SEVIS Release 6.37 Planning Guide
  • Revision to F-1 OPT – STEM Extension User Guide

System Unavailability

Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End
Friday January 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM (ET)  Friday January 26, 2018 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
Friday January 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM (ET) to 11:59 PM (ET) SEVIS is unavailable for batch uploads.

Icon - Important InformationNo warnings issued at this time.