The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has released this quarter’s SEVIS by the Numbers report on international students studying in the U.S., with special focus on European student stats. You can download the report here:

https://www.ice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Document/2016/SEVP_SBTN_JUL2016.pdf

The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) website has an important update regarding ACICS accredited institutions and how students may be affected if the agency loses its recognition by the Education Department. Follow this link for the latest information:

http://www.bppe.ca.gov/schools/acics_information.shtml

The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) has released Prioritization of Complaints and Compliance Inspections modified text and is soliciting public comment. Here is a link to the modified text:

http://www.bppe.ca.gov/lawsregs/current.shtml

And here is an excerpt from the BPPE’s announcement:

“Any person who wishes to comment on the proposed modifications may do so by submitting written comments beginning August 23, 2016 and ending September 7, 2016, to the person indicated in this Notice. The above documents are available on the Bureau’s website at www.bppe.ca.gov and were mailed to interested parties and individuals who provided written comments or testimony at the regulatory hearing on July 12, 2016. If any person wishes to submit comments regarding the modified text, written comments must be submitted to the Bureau from August 23, 2016 and ending September 7, 2016, to the following person:

Contact Person: Kent Gray
Agency Name: Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
Address: P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Email: Kent.Gray@dca.ca.gov

Any responses to comments received by September 7, 2016 will be included in and
responded to in the Final Statement of Reasons in the rulemaking file.”

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The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) has sent out an e-mail broadcast regarding important regulatory updates. Here is the verbatim text:

School Performance Fact Sheets (SPFS)

On July 14, 2016, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau) implemented new regulations under the Title 5. Division 7.5 California Code of Regulations (5 CCR). The approved regulatory changes will impact three (3) areas for all Bureau approved institutions. The areas impacted are 5 CCR 74110 Annual Report, 5 CCR 74112 Uniform Data – Annual Report, Performance Fact Sheet, and 5 CCR 74117 Websites Requirements.

In an effort to assist institutions with the changes, the Bureau will soon provide SPFS workshops addressing the following items:
 What has changed?
 Understanding the changes
 How does this impact my institution?
 How do I report the data?

We strive to maximize resources while providing the necessary information to our institutions. Therefore, we are seeking your interest in attending the SPFS workshops.

If you will attend a SPFS workshop in your area, please let us know by sending an email with your school name, school code, and address to:

Bppe.annualreport@dca.ca.gov. The Bureau will contact you with dates and time when scheduled in your area. Please Note: No dates have been scheduled at this time.

Click on the following link to review the new regulations. http://bppe.ca.gov/lawsregs/reports_language.pdf