Students that have been already admitted into an academic program and provided the financial documentation required for their admissions should follow the steps below to process their SEVIS or immigration transfer. This is a separate procedure not to be confused with the academic transfer done through the Undergraduate or Graduate Admission offices. Simply transferring academically doesn’t complete your SEVIS transfer.
To transfer to another U.S. institution from Texas State you must request a SEVIS transfer to the International Office. This is a separate transfer from the academic transfer and does not imply a transfer of your academic records. The SEVIS transfer will allow your new institution to issue you a new I-20 that will allow you to maintain your legal status.
To notify the Texas State International Office of your intend to transfer out, you must fill out the SEVIS Transfer Out Form and submit it to our office with the admissions acceptance letter attached to it.
An International Office advisor will determine an appropriate release date for your SEVIS transfer which will generally be the last day of your current semester. More detailed information is included in the SEVIS Transfer Out Form.
If you decide to cancel your transfer, you must notify the Texas State International Office before your SEVIS transfer release date. Once the transfer release date has been reached, Texas State will no longer have access to your SEVIS record and your new institution will be responsible for the management of your record.
Simply receiving the new schools I-20 doesn’t complete the transfer process. Contact the staff at your new institution responsible for assisting international students about completing the required SEVIS transfer procedures.