DSO’s Form I-17-A Record of Designated School Officials Page
Additional Required Documents for Non-Accredited Schools
If your school does not hold accreditation by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an SEVP-identified accrediting agency, you must submit additional evidence based on your school type. Refer to the Evidence Guidelines to determine what evidence you should submit. Include this evidence with the signed Form I-17.
SEVP Review for Completeness
SEVP will review your submission for completeness.
- If you correctly submit a complete recertification package, you will receive a Notice of Confirmation of Complete Filing within two or three days of submission. This notice informs you the petition is in the queue for review and adjudication.
- If there are errors, you will receive a Notice of Rejection of Complete Filing within two or three days. This notice states the errors in your package and requests that you make changes and resubmit. SEVP recommends that you correct any errors and submit a new package as soon as possible.
- If you have submitted a recertification package and not received either a notice of confirmation or rejection, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your school has received a recertification notification or has submitted for recertification and wants to voluntarily withdraw certification, submit a withdrawal letter on the school’s letterhead stationery to SEVP. The school’s president or owner and the PDSO must sign the withdrawal letter. Send the letter to email@example.com.