Global Portal System (GPS)

Global Portal System (GPS)

What can I find in GPS?

The Global Portal System (GPS) allows you to find important information about maintaining your visa status and provides a platform to securely store your documentation.  You may submit required updates to your profile that will be transferred to your SEVIS record.  GPS is where you electronically submit requests that impact your I-20 or DS-2019.  Below is a list of requests that you can find and submit through GPS.

  • Initial Entry Document to obtain your I-20 or DS-2019
  • SEVIS Record Updates
    • Contact Information Update
    • Declaration/Change of Major or Minor
    • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Authorization
    • Leave of Absence
    • Shorten Program End Date
    • SEVIS Record Transfer
    • I-20 for Optional Practical Training (OPT)
    • Program Extension
    • Change in Program Level
    • I-20 for STEM OPT Extension
    • OPT/STEM OPT Employment Updates
    • OPT
    • EAD Submission for OPT
    • OPT STEM Validation Report
    • OPT STEM Evaluation Report 
  • Additional Requests
    • Request for Travel Endorsement
    • Program Completion questionnaire

Be sure that your contact information and the information on your I-20/DS-2019 document is accurate and up to date at all times.

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Bryn Mawr College
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