If I take only online classes, will my SEVIS record remain Active? Does it matter if I am in the U.S. or not? Does this vary by degree level/graduate program?

According to guidance from the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), continuing students with active SEVIS records on March 9 2020, may take classes entirely online and their SEVIS records will remain active as long as they are full-time enrolled. Students who are in the U.S. and who began their program in Fall 2020 and did not transfer from another U.S. school, must continue to take at least one hybrid class and participate in the in-person component in the spring. Brown’s hybrid online and remote model accommodates this. Students will also be able to participate remotely until they can join their cohort in the U.S.

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