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Frequently Asked Questions

7. What is SEVIS?

SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) is a computerized government system that maintains data about foreign students and exchange visitors during their stay in the U.S.

SEVIS enables schools and program sponsors to transmit information and even notifications via the Internet to USCIS and the Department of State. DBU is required to register students in SEVIS every semester. For this reason, every student must register for a full course load every semester and the International Admissions and Immigration Office will register that student in SEVIS.

Some of the events that DBU must report via SEVIS are as follows:

  • Change of Name
  • Change of Major
  • Change of Address
  • Change of Education Level
  • Change of Program Dates
  • Change of Sponsor


Dallas Baptist University
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Dallas TX 75211

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