Pending Conversion of School Accreditations and Recognitions for Form I-17

February 21, 2014

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) hosted a webinar to discuss upcoming Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) updates. This webinar introduced the SEVIS Accreditation and Recognition (Form I–17) conversion project, which enables school officials to provide more complete accreditation and recognition data. This, in turn, assists SEVP to better verify and ensure the continued eligibility of SEVP-certified schools. The agenda for the “Pending Conversion of School Accreditations and Recognitions for Form I-17” webinar is as follows: 

  • Brief overview of plans for SEVIS updates in 2014
  • Form I–17 improvements
  • Conversion process overview
  • Review of training materials available to support the conversion
  • Question and Answer
Meeting Materials

Download the webinar slides.


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Pre-registration is required to attend SEVIS webinars. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Since space is limited, we encourage participants at the same institution to only register once and participate in the live webinar from a single location.

First-time attendees should review the Webinar Registration Job Aid for information about how to set up an account. Attendees must carefully review the email address they use to register, as this becomes their user name for all subsequent webinars. Also we encourage users to make note of the password they use to register for the webinar. Users will need this password to view all future SEVIS webinars.


SEVIS webinars inform system users about deployments and explain how new enhancements may impact the way they comply with federal reporting requirements. More information about specific updates in SEVIS can be found in the planning guides found on the SEVIS Help Hub Enhancements page.