University of Northern Virginia Students Must Immediately Depart USA

Attention University of Northern Virginia Students

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools are subject to a review of their certification at any time based on regulations.

On July 28, 2011, pursuant to a review of University of Northern Virginia’s (UNVA) certification, an SEVP representative served school officials at UNVA with a Notice of Intent to Withdraw (NOIW) the school’s SEVP-certification and SEVIS access.

UNVA students have two choices (click the links to learn more):

  1. Continue to attend classes and maintain their active status in a manner required by regulations.
  2.  Seek transfer to another SEVP-approved institution.

UNVA students must immediately depart the country if they are unable to continue to attend classes and maintain their active status in a manner required by the regulation or if they are unable or do not wish to seek transfer to another SEVP-certified institution.

School officials at UNVA no longer have access to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and will not be able to manage nonimmigrant students’ records in SEVIS. UNVA nonimmigrant students should contact SEVP, as they would their designated school official (DSO), to report any changes, so their SEVIS record and Form I-20 can be updated accordingly.

Nonimmigrant students who have questions about their options should call the SEVP Response Center (SRC) at (703) 603-3400. This number will be staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday. In addition, on Saturday July, 30 and Sunday, July 31 the SRC will be staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EST). At other times, students may leave a message and an SEVP representative will return their call within 24 hours.

SEVP will provide students with guidance and inform them of their options. Students should be prepared to provide the following information to the SEVP staff:

  • First and last name
  • Address
  • Telephone number where you can be reached
  • Email address
  • Dates of attendance at UNVA
  • Educational level and major of study at UNVA
  • Name of employer and place of employment

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  1. Udbhav on July 29, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    The main question which arises is that how can we know whether our universaity is SEVP certified and shouldn’t our Indian and US governments be aware and make the students aware of such universities ??

    • sq115 on July 29, 2011 at 9:38 AM

      Universities which aren’t at least a 100 years old should not be looked at, period. For-profit schools are just that, businesses, not schools nor accredited.

      • Jayaram on August 6, 2012 at 12:03 PM

        Does Clemson University is SEVP-certified. I’m opting for that university. Please help about this university

        Jayaram C

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