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What is SEVIS?

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a Web-based application for tracking and reporting on international students and exchange visitors in the United States. All institutions that welcome these students, scholars and researchers to their campuses are required by the U.S. government to monitor and report electronically about those individuals. 

Using the SEVIS database, Saint Louis University is required to report basic information about our international students and scholars, as well as the following:

  • Name and address changes   
  • Source and amount of financial resources
  • Academic program and level of study
  • Program start and end dates
  • Arrival and enrollment or failure to enroll in classes
  • Graduation prior to the end date listed on the I-20 or DS-2019
  • Academic or disciplinary actions taken due to criminal conviction
  • Dropping below full-time status without authorization from the Office of International Services 
  • Termination of program date and reason for termination, including:
    • Absence from USA for 5 months or longer
    • Early withdrawal from study program
    • Expulsion or suspension from university
    • Approval or denial of a change of non-immigrant status application
    • Unauthorized drop below full-time status
    • Failure to initially show up at the university or enroll in classes
  • Other data generated by standard procedures such as program extension, school transfer, change in level of study, employment authorizations and reinstatement
  • Failure to complete the academic program or program objective 

For more information, go to the U.S. Government's SEVIS Web site.

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