California Preparatory College is approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).  SEVP approval means that CPC has been reviewed and met the requirements of the DHS to provide prospective international students with I-20’s and student visas.


SEVIS is a U.S. government database that allows SEVP-certified schools and federal immigration agencies to exchange data on the status of international students. Information is transmitted electronically throughout a student’s academic career in the U.S.


CPC creates an electronic record in SEVIS for the international student after admission and enrollment is confirmed. This allows CPC to issue an I-20, which the student needs to gain student visa status (F-1). When the student applies for a student visa and arrives at a U.S. port of entry, the consular officer or immigration official may consult SEVIS in addition to the student’s supporting documents to verify eligibility for admission into the U.S.  CPC will continue to update data in SEVIS throughout the international student’s academic career, noting information such as registration, address changes, academic program changes, degree completion, international travel requests, and immigration status violations.