Occasionally, a student or dependent’s termination reason needs to be changed; for example:
- Student notifies the school that he/she is not returning for the next session. The DSO does not take action on the record; so then, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) auto-terminates the record for Failure to Enroll. The DSO can request a new termination reason for the Authorized Early Withdrawal, which does not carry negative consequences.
- Student requests a temporary leave of absence and the DSO terminates the record with Authorized Early Withdrawal. However, the student is not able to return within the five-month limit. The DSO can request a termination reason change from Authorized Early Withdrawal to Absent from Country for Five Months.
DSOs can submit a correction request to change the status of a termination reason. However, the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) must approve this type of correction request.