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SEVIS Release 6.28 Planning Guide

Last updated: July 21, 2020

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*See Batch warning below.

**This change affects Batch only – this change is already in SEVIS’ real-time interface.


  • SEVIS 6.28 Post Release Webinar (August 19, 2016) (Resource outdated)

Note: This link has been disabled. You can visit the SEVIS Webinar page for all release webinars.

  • Revised Registration User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Revised Mass Registration User Guide (Resource outdated)
  • Understanding SEVIS Program and Session Dates Job Aid (Resource outdated)

Note: These links have been disabled. You can find the most recent versions of these articles in the Manage Program Dates, Registration and Course Load page on the Help Hub.

Outage Begins Outage Scheduled to End
Friday, August 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Friday, August 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM (ET)Currently, SEVP expects the outage to last four hours (approximately).

Currently, SEVP expects the outage to last four hours (approximately).

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.
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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.

What's New


Try the Facebook Chatbot

Visit the tool on the Study in the States Facebook page to learn how to become an F or M international student in the United States.

Summer Employment

Learn About Summer Employment

While employed this summer, make sure you have all the relevant information on maintaining your student status, and the steps you must take before returning to school. 

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See the SEVIS Help Icons on the SEVIS Help Hub for a quick-reference of the icons used in this user guide.

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