Graduating and Beginning a New Program of Study
After successfully completing your current program of study, you have 60 days to transfer your immigration status or apply for Optional Practical Training.
Transferring Before You Complete Your Program of Study
Before your last day of attendance at WSU, you must submit an “F-1 SEVIS Transfer Out” in myPassport. An advisor in International Student and Scholar Services will identify the transfer release date: the point when WSU transfers your SEVIS record to your new school.
You must begin your study at the new school in the next available regular academic term, and no later than 5 months after the date of your last attendance at WSU.
To transfer to another U.S. school, you must first be admitted to that school as a new student. Please make sure you have an admissions letter that includes your name and the term for which you have been admitted. Then, follow these steps:
Meet with an advisor in International Student and Scholar Services to discuss your transfer plan.
After International Student and Scholar Services receives your transfer out request and admissions letter for your new school, WSU will release your SEVIS record to the new school. The SEVIS release date will occur after your last day of attendance at WSU. Once the transfer release date has been reached, WSU will no longer have access to your SEVIS record.
Please note: If your destination school is requesting that our office fill out a Transfer In form, please upload a copy with your “Transfer Out” request. We will fill it out and return it to you.
Your new school will create a new I-20 after the SEVIS record has been transferred. Your new school may ask you to complete a transfer clearance form. In this case, a WSU International Student and Scholar Services advisor must sign the form before you are issued a new I-20.