Once a designated school official (DSO) creates a certificate of eligibility (COE), the DSO must maintain the record. Sometimes, a DSO must edit the dates associated with the student’s F-1 or M-1 program of study in SEVIS because:
- Student is going to start the program of study at a later term.
- Student is coming for an earlier term.
- DSO entered the wrong dates.
- Student’s application to change status to F or M status is still pending with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).