Transfer-In Students

Students who are admitted to Stony Brook University from another U.S. college, university, high school or language program on F-1 status are considered “transfers” – this refers to the transfer of the student’s SEVIS record from one institution to another.  Students in J-1 status can only transfer to Stony Brook if they will continue to pursue the same program objective. 

Eligibility:
You are eligible to transfer to Stony Brook University if you are maintaining lawful F-1 / J-1 status, meet all academic requirements for admission and submit additional supplementary documentation necessary for the issuance of an I-20 / DS-2019.

Please Note: Your course of study at Stony Brook must begin during the next available term, or within 5 months of the end of your course of study / OPT participation at your transfer-out school, whichever is earlier.  Be advised that each student's case may differ, and Visa and Immigration Services can be contacted for additional guidance.

Transfer-In Procedure
Step 1:
Once you are admitted to SBU, have your current/previous International Student Advisor release your SEVIS record to Stony Brook University. Stony Brook cannot issue you an I-20 until your SEVIS record is released.

Step 2: Log-in to accessVIS and fill out all forms to request for a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20). 

Step 3: Stony Brook will issue you a Transfer-Pending I-20.

Step 4: Complete the Intake procedures in accessVIS and attend the New International Student Orientation.


Important Note
:
Students who leave the United States between transfers must use Stony Brook University’s SEVIS Form I-20 when arriving for inspection at the port-of-entry.  Please retain your previous I-20 for Intake procedures. 

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