The US Department of Homeland Security has confirmed an increase in SEVP fees for international students on F and M visas by 75%, while schools will see an increase of 76% for certification petition fees.
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.