ICE’s SEVP recently released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the implementation of the Accreditation of English Language Training Program Act (Accreditation Act). This Accreditation Act requires English Language Training Programs admitting F-1 nonimmigrant students to be accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). SEVP indicated that it will notify schools if it is believed that they need to evidence compliance with the Accreditation Act. Schools that fail to respond to SEVP’s request may be determined to be not in compliance with SEVP requirements and thus withdrawn from the SEVIS program. Additionally, schools that were required to at least commence the accreditation process by December 14, 2011 but have failed to do so may also be withdrawn from the SEVIS program. SEVP stated that the Accreditation Act does not allow it to grant extensions to schools that failed to submit an English language training program of study accreditation application to an appropriate agency by December 14, 2011. Additionally, schools that applied for accreditation by December 14, 2011 must receive the accreditation by December 14, 2013.