SEVP Will Terminate SEVIS Access for the Silicon Valley University

Silicon Valley University (SVU), in San Jose, California, voluntarily withdrew its SEVP certification, effective April 30, 2018, and the school's Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) access will terminate on June 30, 2018. As of April 30, 2018, SVU is no longer able to issue any new Forms I-20, "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status," but will retain SEVIS access until June 30, 2018, to manage any current student records.

SVU nonimmigrant students in Active status, including those participating in optional practical training (OPT) and science, technology, engineering and mathematics OPT, have until June 30, 2018, to:

  • Complete their program,
  • Seek a change of status, or
  • Enroll in another qualified program of study at an SEVP certified school.

If one of these actions is not completed within this time frame, the students' records will be terminated in SEVIS and the student will be considered out of status. If students elect to continue their studies in the United States, they should be advised of their responsibilities to complete a transfer to another SEVP-certified school. If students elect to discontinue their studies, their SEVIS record will be terminated for the reason of authorized early withdrawal.