Approval for Enrollment of F-1 and M-1
A school that desires the ability to enroll non-citizens into their existing programs, and, as a result, seeks the ability to attract students from foreign nations must file a petition for certification with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). This is done through an application and documentation process through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Let us help guide you through the process, work with you to ensure that you are compliant with your academic offerings, your evaluation process, and, most importantly, your record keeping requirements. Having the ability to enroll F-1 and M-1 student visa applicants generates a positive cash flow which can positively impact your financial ratios if you seeking to participate in the Title IV student assistance programs. Meeting the financial ration burdens as imposed by the US Dept of ED proves that you are financially responsible and able to carry out fiscal duties under the Higher Education Act for your school. Access to Federal Student Aid can also be obtained through additional yet similar procedures.
To meet the requirements for approval for F–1 or M–1 classification, or both there are steps, evaluations, documentation, applications, and fees due for consideration and approval.
In order to be eligible for F–1 classificationapplicant schools may be approved for attendance of non-immigrant students. At a minimum, schools must meet the following academic criteria by satisfying one of the following:
- Be a college or university, i.e. , an institution of higher learning which awards recognized bachelor's, master's doctor's or professional degrees.
- Be a community college or junior college which provides instruction in the liberal arts or in the professions and which awards recognized associate degrees.
- Be a seminary.
- Be a conservatory.
- Be an academic high school.
- Be a private elementary school.
- Be an institution which provides language training, instruction in the liberal arts or fine arts, instruction in the professions, or instruction or training in more than one of these disciplines.
In order to be eligible for M–1 classificationapplicant schools are required to be considered as vocational or nonacademic institutions and may be approved for attendance by non-immigrant students if they can meet the following academic criteria by satisfying one of the following:
- Be a community college or junior college which provides vocational or technical training and which awards recognized associate degrees.
- Be a vocational high school.
- Be a school which provides vocational or nonacademic training other than language training.