Definition of SEVIS

Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a tool used by the U.S. government to track the arrival, enrollment and departures of international students and their dependents. Effictive February 2003, UNCG is required to use SEVIS.

SEVIS is an internet-based database that requires schools and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to exchange data on the immigration and academic status of international students.

Data schools must report in SEVIS is name, date of birth, country of birth, country of citizenship, source and amount of financial resources, academic program, level of study, program start and end dates.

  • Arrival and enrollment or failure to enroll.
  • Registration for less than a full course of study without PRIOR authorization from the IPC
  • A change of the student or dependent's legal name or address
  • Graduation prior to the end date listed on the I-20 or DS-2019
  • Failure to complete the academic program or program objective
  • Termination date and reason for termination
  • Program extension, school transfer, change in level of study, employment authorization, and reinstatement