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Guidance on F-1 Transfers from Tri-Valley University

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To: All SEVIS Users
Date: February 7, 2011
Re: Consideration of Former F-1 Students from Tri-Valley University for Enrollment
Number: 1101-02

On January 18, 2011, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) either cancelled or terminated all initial, active and transfer-in student records associated with Tri-Valley University (TVU) in Pleasanton, California.
Students enrolled at TVU and those who entered the United States but have not enrolled at TVU are unable to maintain F-1 status.


If a former TVU student applies for acceptance at a school, consider the following while following normal admissions procedures:

1. School officials must obtain an enrollment application and all subsidiary documents typically requested in order to make an admissions decision, including an assessment of the student’s finances, and they must maintain these documents in the F-1 student's academic record.

2. If a student gains admission, a designated school official should contact the SEVP Help Desk at 800-892-4829 or to manage the student record. Do not initiate a new SEVIS record for the student.

3. Employment authorization for F-1 students at TVU terminated January 19, 2011. Update - 9 pm. ICE has posted an announcement on its website,, asking TVU students to contact a number, 703-603-3400, and be prepared to provide first and last name, SEVIS ID#, address, telephone number and e mail address, dates of attendance at TVU and level and major of study at TVU.

The notice goes on to state, "When you call, SEVP will provide you with your options including the options to depart from the United States without an otherwise possibly applicable bar to re-admission in the future."

Nonimmigrant Visas: