Helpful Resources


Principal/Designated School Officials (P/DSO)

Katie Spavento, Associate Director of Admissions & PDSO
Commonwealth College Center (G Bldg), Fall River Campus
katie.spavento@bristolcc.edu / 774.357.2947

Donna Davis, Associate Registrar & DSO
Commonwealth College Center (G Bldg), Fall River Campus
donna.davis@bristolcc.edu / 774.357.2590

John McLaughlin, Dean of Admissions & DSO
Commonwealth College Center (G Bldg), Fall River Campus
john.mclaughlin2@bristolcc.edu / 774.357.2947

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Frequently Used Terms

  • DHS - Department of Homeland Security, which oversees SEVIS
  • DSO - Designated School Official
  • ICE - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • PDSO - Principal Designated School Official
  • SEVIS - Student and Exchange Visitor Information System
    This is a web-based system that collects, maintains, and tracks information on international students on F-1 visa status. Your I-20 form is generated by this system. BCC’s Office of Admission and/or Records Office are required to report to SEVIS on all student activity.
  • USCIS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services