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School History


School History

Last updated: May 31, 2020

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SEVIS provides an Event History page for users to view the changes made by a school since its adjudication and to view a history of changes made to the school’s Form I-17, Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student.

To view a school’s Event History in SEVIS:

1. Navigate to the Listing of Schools page.

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2. Click the drop-down arrow on the Select a school to see a list of campuses for that school field and select a school. The selected school name displays as a hyperlink below the drop-down menu.

3. Click the hyperlinked school name. The School Information page opens with the name of the school as the title.

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4. Under Views, click View Event History. The Event History page for the school opens. The Event History page contains:

Event History Page
  • Search field.
  • Date range filter.
  • Event table with three columns:
    • Event Date: Date the action occurred.
    • Event Name: Name of the action taken on the school record.
    • Performed By: Name of the designated school official (DSO) or government user title that completed the action.

5. Click the Plus icon on a Form I-17 row to view more information.

School History
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When a Form I-17 change is expanded, three sub-columns display:

  • Field Changed: Displays the School Event History field that was changed.
  • Old Value: Displays the value before a Form I-17 change.

Note: Events occurring before the SEVIS Release 6.32 will not have a detailed history.

  • New Value: Displays the value after the Form I-17 change.

To view and manipulate the school’s event data:

School’s event data page
  • Click the numbers located above or below the table to access more event pages.

Note: By default, ten events appear on each page of the table.

  • To change the number of events displayed on a page:
    • Click the Show Entries drop-down arrow above the table.
    • Select the desired amount of entries. The choices are 10, 25, 50, and All entries.
  • Enter a value in the Search field to locate specific event data.

Note: Searching by any word or number found in the Event History table filters the list of events automatically.

  • To filter event data with a specific date range:
    • Enter dates in the From and To fields.
    • Click Filter.
    • Click Clear to remove dates.
  • Click Expand All or Collapse All icons to display all or minimize event data fields.
    • Plus icon expands the window to display additional data.
    • Minus icon collapses the window. 

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