Students transferring to BSU are required to sign and pick up their new I-20 at International Student Orientation. Students who change their minds about attending BSU and intend to transfer out to another school must request and process the transfer of their SEVIS record no later than the first day of classes of their first semester at BSU (Refer to instructions in the transfer out section).
All students planning to transfer to another school need to submit a completed Transfer Request form and an official acceptance letter from the new school. Students from partner institutions may have to show proof of "no objection" from the home institution. The student can either come in person to ISS or email the required paperwork to email@example.com. The request must be made by the student directly.
Please abide by the timelines and deadlines according to your specific situation:
New students who entered the US on an "Initial" BSU I-20 and want to transfer to another school must request their SEVIS record to be transferred out no later than 30 days after their arrival into the U.S. or the add/drop deadline of the current semester (at BSU) whichever is earlier. They will be required to submit copies of their passport, visa, I-94 and I-20 (with entry stamp) in addition to the other paperwork.
New students who have entered on an "Initial" I-20 from another U.S. school, who have transferred to BSU and then desire to transfer to another school must request their SEVIS record to be transferred out no later than 30 days after their arrival into the U.S.
Continuing students must request their SEVIS record to be transferred out no earlier than the last day of the current semester or no later than the add/drop deadline of the next semester (at BSU) in which they wish to transfer.
Students on a current valid OPT must request their SEVIS record to be transferred before the start date of the semester at the school where they want to start the new program of study. Please note: If students transfer their SEVIS record out prior to the expiration of their OPT, they will forfeit the remaining period of their OPT. The OPT start and expiration dates are noted on the Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
Students who have graduated and have not applied for OPT must request to have their SEVIS record transferred no later than 60 days after the completion date of their course of studies. The actual program completion date may be earlier than the date recorded in section #5 of the I-20.
Students with an expired OPT EAD must request to have their SEVIS record transferred no later than 60 days after the expiration date on their Employment Authorization Document (EAD card).
J-1 students must request to have their SEVIS record transferred no later than 30 days after the completion date of their course of studies. The actual program completion date may be earlier than the date recorded in Section 3 of the DS-2019.
It is best for students to contact ISS themselves. Students who are unable to contact ISS directly to pick-up/drop-off documents or discuss their immigration/academic status may authorize friends or family members to contact us on their behalf. Students must give permission in writing to ISS. Students should complete the Third Party Consent Form and send to ISS. The permission must include the following information:
Student's full name and Banner ID number
Name of the document/s to be picked up
Full name of the person who will be picking up the document
*The friend or family member will have to show a picture ID and sign for the document.
Last Modified: June 26, 2012