Pathway programmes that prepare international students for degree-level study in the US must incorporate for-credit work and offer guaranteed entry to a degree, according to long-awaited guidance issued by SEVP.
SEVP has released long-awaited guidance on English proficiency and conditional admissions for US education institutions that confirms universities are not allowed to issue certificates of eligibility for visas to students who do not meet their admissions requirements.
The Department of Homeland Security has released a report outlining issues brought forward by international education stakeholders at the NAFSA conference in May. The document promises solutions will be made to key concerns throughout 2016.
Earlier this month, IEP provdiers gathered at the second annual English USA stakeholders conference where dialogue centred around sector-wide growth that is being driven by quality control and major expansion into pathway programmes.
SEVP is doubling its number of field representatives who work to ensure compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System and it has published draft guidance for Intensive English Programs relating to conditional admission procedures.
We have this fine line as an organisation with a mission to balance national security but also provide the opportunity for legitimate students to come to the United States and attend legitimate schools. It’s a fine line.
US intensive English programmes (IEPs) are to raise concerns about new policy proposals from the US Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) for university pathway programmes, warning that they will complicate the admissions process and impact programme delivery. They are particularly worried by proposals affecting I20 issuance and conditional admission.