Transferring OUT in SEVIS
Things to know about Transferring in SEVIS
The following refers only to transferring when in status. If your I-20 has been terminated or completed by your current school, you are not in status.
SEVIS Transfers – Transfer out to a new school
ALL Tseng College students – every F-1 student in the Tseng College including IEP students: Submit transfer requests to the Office of Admissions, Registration and Client Services (ARC) in EU 200.
Required Documents to Transfer in SEVIS to a New School
- Submit a Transfer-Out Request form and
- WRITTEN PROOF OF ADMISSION TO THE NEW SCHOOL.
Special – SEVIS Transfers to CSUN
When transferring from the Tseng College to CSUN, written proof of admission is not necessary. A DSO in ARC simply checks SOLAR to make sure you are admitted. But you must request a SEVIS transfer.
Tseng College students transferring to CSUN use this SEVIS Transfer, Tseng to CSUN form.
To learn CSUN admission requirements and transfer process, see Checklist - Tseng College to CSUN, Admission & SEVIS Transfer.
Future Release Dates
Traveling and Transferring
If traveling while between schools, you must use the new school’s I-20 to re-enter the United States.
The school name on your F-1 visa will no longer match the school name on your I-20, but that is an acceptable and normal occurrence as long as:
- You are in status in SEVIS (your I-20 is not Terminated),
- Your F-1 visa is not expired,
- You have been out of the country less than 5 months, and
- You are re-entering the US to begin studies at your new school before the start date on your I-20.
Just a Transfer Verification form for a Possible New School
Important! Terminated or Completed I-20s
I-20s in Terminated or Completed status will only be transferred out if the transfer-in school clearly gives its consent to a Tseng College DSO (in ARC, in EU 200) to accept a student in Terminated or Completed status.
Transferring Immediately After Arriving in the U.S.
Transferring INTO the Tseng College in SEVIS
SEVIS Transfer – Transfer INTO the Tseng College
The Tseng College does not require a transfer verification form when students transfer INTO The Tseng College. However, sometimes students’ current school requests a transfer verification form from their new school (that’s us – The Tseng College). Use this link to print a SEVIS Transfer Verification form for your current school if they request a transfer verification form.
Students transferring INTO a Tseng College program should check-in with ARC (Office of Admissions, Registration, and Client Services on the 2nd Floor of the Extended University (EU) Commons Building, within 15 days of the start date of their program.
Traveling and Transferring
If traveling while between schools, you must use the I-20 issued by the Tseng College (your ‘transfer I-20’) to re-enter the United States.
Study in the States
Instructions for Transferring to Another School
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transfers for F-1 Students