Homeland Security Dept. Moves to Tighten Rules on Student Visas

Colleges will no longer be able to grant visa documents to degree-seeking foreign students who first need to brush up on their English skills, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a change that could affect an increasingly common route into American institutions.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program, or SEVP, the arm of the Homeland Security Department that oversees and ensures compliance with the student-visa system, is signaling that it will require