The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) provided the following guidance to students studying at a school whose SEVIS certification has been automatically withdrawn as a result of the school recertification process.

Sources: Studyinthestates Web site; SEVP Web site (PDF)

Current Students: What to do if your school is no longer SEVP certified

December 1, 2011

If you attend an SEVP certified school that has been automatically withdrawn from SEVIS certification as a result of SEVP’s ongoing recertification process please:

  • Don’t panic!
  • Contact your designated school official about your options.
  • Finish the current semester/term at your current school.
  • If your designated school official lets you know that your school is being reinstated to enroll nonimmigrant students, you may continue to be enrolled at your school.
  • If the school remains withdrawn from certification, you will be notified by letter from SEVP. You may do one of the following within 30 days of the schools withdrawal:

1. Depart the United States;
2. Transfer to another SEVP certified school; or,
3. Change to another nonimmigrant status.

If you have questions you can call the SEVP Response Center at (703) 603-3400 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET.