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Transferring to ETSU

Transferring your SEVIS record to ETSU

If you plan to transfer to ETSU from another institution in the United States, your SEVIS record will need transferred to ETSU.  

SEVIS Record Transfer Procedures

To transfer schools, an F-1 student must first notify the school he or she is attending of the intent to transfer and obtain a Form I-20, issued in accordance with the provisions of 8CFR 214.3 (k), from the school to which he or she intends to transfer. 

Requesting an I-20 or DS-2019 from ETSU:  I-20 or DS2019 Request Form and Information

Transfer form completed and signed by your current International Student Advisor. You also need to request that your current school releases your SEVIS records to us.

Once we receive your I-20 request and transfer forms and documents, we will issue you the form I-20 and instruct you on how to proceed to make your transfer effective.

A  F-1 student is not permitted to remain in the United States when transferring between schools or programs unless the student will begin classes at the transfer school or program within 5 months of transferring out of the current school or within 5 months of the program completion date on his or her current Form I-20, whichever is earlier.

In the case of an F-1 student authorized to engage in post-completion optional practical training (OPT), the student must be able to resume classes within 5 months of transferring out of the school that recommended OPT or the date the OPT authorization ends, whichever is earlier.

An F-1 student who was not pursuing a full course of study at the school he or she was last authorized to attend is ineligible for school transfer and must apply for reinstatement under the provisions of paragraph (f)(16) of this section, or may depart the country and return as an initial entry in a new F-1 nonimmigrant status.

J-1 students and scholars must contact International Programs & Services for guidance.

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