Office of International Programs (OIP)

Transfer to Another School

You must complete SEVIS I-20 transfer procedure whenever you change educational institutions, change levels of study or transfer from OPT to another program of study

Deadline to request transfer

The deadline for F-1 students to request a transfer is 60 days after the program completion or OPT end date, whichever is later.


To request a SEVIS transfer

To request a SEVIS transfer, please submit the following documents to OIP during the drop-in hours:

  • A photocopy of the admission/acceptance letter from the school you transfer to
  • A signed and completed Transfer out form


Keep in mind the following when requesting a SEVSI transfer:

  • Once the transfer release date has been reached, OIP will no longer have access to your SEVIS record. Your new school will only be able to issue an I-20 on or after the SEVIS release date
  • If you decide to cancel your SEVIS transfer, you must notify OIP BEFORE your SEVIS release date
  • Students who are on OPT: the OPT will automatically end on the transfer release date

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