Student and Exchange Visitor Program

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

Catalyst High School is a SEVP-certified school, which means that international students are welcome to apply to attend Catalyst High School! Find Catalyst’s Official Listing:


International Students at Catalyst

Catalyst was blessed with a young woman named Susan who enrolled at Catalyst High School in August 2008. Susan was considered one of the Lost Girls of the Sudan who had been adopted by a community in Boulder. Challenged by a serious injury at her home that kept her out of school for a time, Susan found the resiliency to return to school as soon as she was able. She graduated from Catalyst in the spring of 2010 and eventually became an American citizen. From the wonderfully enriching experience of having Susan in our school community, the idea evolved that our school would benefit by the on-going inclusion of international students as members of our community.


More Students are Studying in the States

In November 2012, the Institute of International Education reported that more than 760,000 international students studied in the United States during the 2011-2012 academic year – a six percent increase from the previous year. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is dedicated to maintaining open communication with international students in an effort to provide the necessary support needed while studying in the United States.  Learn More: propecia equivalent discount propecia


Does your child want to study in the United States?

Study in the States has information to help you both decide if studying in the United States is the right choice.

  • The Study Guide to the States explains each step in the F and M student process including applying to schools, employment in the United States and finishing an academic program.
  • F and M students can only enroll in Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools– make sure your child’s school is certified on the School Search page.
  • Watch our Student to Student: Studying in the States video to learn what your child can expect and how to stay compliant with Department of Homeland Security regulations while studying in the United States.
  • As a parent of a current or prospective international student, you might need more information about studying in the United States. Study in the States can help you learn more.


Contact the Student Exchange and Visitor Program:

SEVP Offices are open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, except holidays Phone: 703-603-3400 E-mail: [email protected] Find us on the Web:


Follow SEVP on Twitter @StudyinStates Like Study in the States on Facebook If you need assistance with passwords or Stu­dent and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) technical help, call the SEVIS Help Desk at 800-892-4829 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time or e-mail [email protected]