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110 STAT. 3009-705 PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 (b) COVERED COUNTRIES.— The Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall designate countries for purposes of subsection (a)(1)(B). The Attorney General shall initially designate not less than 5 countries and may designate additional countries at any time while the program is being conducted. (c) INFORMATION TO BE COLLECTED.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The information for collection under subsection (a) with respect to an alien consists of— (A) the identity and current address in the United States of the alien; (B) the nonimmigrant classification of the alien and the date on which a visa under the classification was issued or extended or the date on which a change to such classification was approved by the Attorney General; (C) in the case of a student at an approved institution of higher education, the current academic status of the alien, including whether the alien is maintaining status as a full-time student or, in the case of a participant in a designated exchange visitor program, whether the alien is satisfying the terms and conditions of such program; and (ID) in the case of a student at an approved institution of higher education, any disciplinary action taken by the institution against the alien as a result of the alien's being convicted of a crime or, in the case of a participant in a designated exchange visitor program, any change in the alien's participation as a result of the alien's being convicted of a crime. (2) FERPA. —The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 shall not apply to aliens described in subsection (a) to the extent that the Attorney General determines necessary to carry out the program under subsection (a). (3) ELECTRONIC COLLECTION.—The information described in paragraph (1) shall be collected electronically, where practicable. (4) COMPUTER SOFTWARE.— (A) COLLECTING INSTITUTIONS. —To the extent practicable, the Attorney General shall design the program in a manner that permits approved institutions of higher education and designated exchange visitor programs to use existing software for the collection, storage, and data processing of information described in paragraph (1). (B) ATTORNEY GENERAL. —To the extent practicable, the Attorney General shall use or enhance existing software for the collection, storage, and data processing of information described in paragraph (1). (d) PARTICIPATION BY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAMS.— (1) CONDITION.— The information described in subsection (c) shall be provided by as a condition of— (A) in the case of an approved institution of higher education, the continued approval of the institution under subparagraph (F) or (M) of section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act; and (B) in the case of an approved institution of higher education or a designated exchange visitor program, the