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SEVP Special Report Webinar: SEVP Portal

March 20, 2018
2:00PM - 3:00PM EDT

Join the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) for an SEVP Special Report Webinar that will take an in-depth look at the SEVP Portal, scheduled to deploy on March 23, 2018. During the webinar, SEVP representatives will discuss the following:

  • Steps to create an SEVP Portal account
  • Tips to navigate the SEVP Portal
  • Information for designated school officials (DSOs) about SEVP Portal functions in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System
  • Resources on Study in the States

SEVP representatives will also respond to both frequently asked questions about the SEVP Portal and live questions from the audience.

This webinar is designed for DSOs and international students, primarily F-1 international students engaged in post-completion optional practical training (OPT) or science, technology, engineering and mathematics OPT, and M-1 students engaged in practical training.

Please note that the maximum capacity for this webinar is 1,000 attendees. To maximize webinar viewership, we encourage stakeholders to hold viewing parties and have multiple attendees log into the webinar from one location.

Meeting Materials

A webinar recording, copy of the presentation, script, hyperlink appendix, glossary and answers to frequently asked stakeholder questions will be available shortly after the event.


SEVP hosts its stakeholder webinar series using the Adobe Connect platform. To ensure your browser supports Adobe Connect, read the Adobe Connect Quick Start Guide.

Recommended web browsers for viewing stakeholder webinars are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

All webinars are recorded live per the date and time listed above. SEVP uploads a recording of the webinar following the live event. Advanced registration is not required.


SEVP produces a variety of webinars to help the academic community better understand and comply with the rules and regulations that govern the school certification and international student life cycles. These webinars primarily include three types of presentations:

  • SEVP InFocus Webinars—provide seasonal program updates
  • SEVP Ask the Expert Webinars—focus on specific, trending topics and include a live question and answer session with subject matter experts

SEVP Special Report Webinars—discuss hot topics or breaking program news