We have had a few schools contact us about the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) school certification. A number of our schools have had their recertification rejected because they are accredited only by the Iowa Department of Education.
Iowa State accreditation is NOT recognized by the Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) as a legitimate accrediting agency for private schools. Our independent accrediting agencies (those that are part of the new Independent Accreditation law passed this year) ARE accepted as legitimate options for accreditation for the purposes of recertification.
You have two options:
1. Re-certify with the program as an unaccredited school. This will require much additional information.
2. Use your accreditation through one of our recognized independent accrediting agencies. ACSI, CSI, NLSA, AdvancEd, and ISACS are all on the list.
More information can be found on the I.C.E. website.