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Form I-17 Petition Update - Calendar, Cost and Demographics

Last updated 12-Jan-2018

Overview

Designated school officials (DSOs) must update their institution’s Form I-17 when information on the petition changes or does not reflect the institution’s current operating status. Such changes must be reported within 21 days of the change. This includes changes to information on Form I-17’s Page 4: School Calendar, Costs, and Demographics.

Icon - Regulatory or policy resources8 CFR 214.3(g)

Icon-Additional information is availableFor information on other Form I-17 Petition Updates, see the SEVIS Help Hub for the following articles:

Process

To update your school’s calendar, costs, and demographics on the Form I-17:

  1. Navigate to the Listing of Schools page.

  2. Click the school’s drop-down list and select the school to edit. The selected school name displays as a hyperlink below the drop-down menu.

  3. Click the hyperlinked school name. The School Information page opens. The name of the school displays at the top.

  4. Click the Update School Information (Form I-17) link. The Update School Information (Form I-17: Contact Information) page opens.

  5. Click the Page 4: School Calendar, Costs, and Demographics link on top left of the Update School Information (Form I-17) page. The Update School Information (Form I‑17) School Calendar, Costs, and Demographics page opens.

  6. The school’s existing calendar, costs, and demographics information pre-populates the fields. Update the information, as necessary:

  • 4.1 This school's sessions are based on – Select the checkbox that best describes how your academic year is organized:

  • Semesters
  • Trimesters
  • Quarters
  • Other – Specify what your school’s sessions are based on, if Other is selected.
    • If the school has more than 20 sessions to report in Field 4.2, explain this in the text box in Field 4.1.
    • If your school measures participation by clock hours, specify this here.
    • If you are changing this information due to a change in an approved Program of Study, make sure to also indicate the changes in Section 2: Programs of Study.
  • 4.2 Date Registration begins for EACH session during a calendar year – Enter the month and day each session begins:

  • Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Session 01 and select the month the first session begins.
  • Click the drop-down arrow under Session 01 and select the date the first session begins.
  • Repeat for all sessions your school offers annually.
     
  • 4.3 Sessions are held Select the checkbox for Day or Night. Both may be selected, if needed.

  • 4.4 Average Annual Number of Classes – Enter the average number of classes in the text box that are offered annually by your school:

  • The number of classes entered should represent the entire school, not just those related to the expected F and/or M student population.
  • Changes made to this field require review and approval by DHS.
     
  • 4.5 Average Annual Number of Students – Enter the average number of students in the text box that attend your school annually:

  • The number entered should represent all students attending the entire school, not just the expected F and/or M student population. 
  • Changes made to this field require review and approval by DHS. 

 

  • 4.6 Average Annual Number of Teachers or Instructors – Enter the average number of teachers or instructors in the text box that are employed at your school annually:

4.6 Average Annual Number of Teachers or Instructors

  • The number entered should represent the entire school, not just those teaching the expected F and/or M student population.
  • Changes made to this field require review and approval by DHS.

 

  • 4.7 Average Annual Number of Non-Teaching Employees – Enter the average number of non-teaching workers in the text box that are employed at your school annually:

  • The number entered should represent the entire school, not just those working with the expected F and/or M student population.
  • Changes made to this field require review and approval by DHS.
  • 4.8 Approximate annual cost of room, board, tuition, etc. per student – Enter the approximate, total annual cost in the text box that an F or M student can expect to pay while attending your school:

  • Public schools should enter the per capita cost of public education in your area.
  • Round costs up to the nearest dollar.
  • 4.9 Requirements for Admission

  • Enter the requirements for admission to the programs of study that are listed on Page 2: Programs of Study.

Note: Do not list requirements for programs not listed on Page 2: Programs of Study.

  • There is a 1,000-character limit on this field with a characters-remaining counter.

  7. Function buttons at the bottom of the page include:

  • Save Draft – Saves all changes made to the Form I-17 in draft without submitting changes.
  • Print Draft – Prints out a new Form I-17 without submitting changes.
  • Previous – Returns the user to Page 3: Accreditations and Recognitions without submitting changes.
  • Next – Forwards the user to Page 5: Campuses and Instructional Sites without submitting changes.
  • Cancel – Cancels all changes made to the Form I-17 without saving the entered changes and restores the previous, saved values.

 8. Click Submit on the Update School Information (Form I-17) page. The Submit page opens.

Edit School Information (Form I-17) page with View Edits, SEVIS Password, Print Petition and Continue button outlined in red rectangle

9. Click View Edits to verify all information is accurate.

10. Ensure all supporting documentation is ready to upload. If the petition update requires a signed Form I-17, click Print Petition at the bottom of this page, and collect the required signatures.

Note: If the petitioner does not print the form before leaving this page, schools will be unable to upload a signed Form-I-17. If the school needs to gather more supporting documentation, use the left navigation pane to return to the form and save the petition as a draft.

11. Complete the PDSO Attestation and enter your SEVIS password to sign the petition update.  

Note: DSOs may update the information on the petition, and save changes as a draft, however, only the PDSO at the main location can submit the petition update in SEVIS.

12. Click Continue only when the school is ready to submit the petition along with ALL required supporting evidence. The Upload Evidence: Form I-17 page opens.

Note: Ensure that your school is ready to submit all evidence before you click Continue. If the school is not ready to provide evidence once they reach the Upload Evidence page, the only option will be to cancel the petition and begin the process again.

Icon - Pay attention to an important point For guidance on what evidance is required for petition updates, visit http://www.ice.gov/sevis/schools or see below for the definitions of evidence, and the required evidence checklist:

PDSOs must provide all required evidence at the same time as they submit the petition update in SEVIS. School officials must ensure that all required documentation is ready at the time of filing the petition update.

 

Icon - Additional information is available For more information about uploading evidence in SEVIS, read the Form I-17: Upload Evidence article on the SEVIS Help Hub.

 

 

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