Transferring to Stony Brook from Another U.S. School
F-1 students transferring from another school, college or university in the United States must obtain and complete a Transfer Report form from Stony Brook.
To begin the transfer procedure, a student should notify the Designated School Official (DSO), typically the Visa & Immigration Services Adviser at the last school attended that he or she intends to transfer to Stony Brook. The DSO at the old school should complete the Transfer Report form, indicating the date the SEVIS record will be released to Stony Brook University. Form I-20 for transfer to Stony Brook can be prepared by the DSO at Stony Brook only after the SEVIS record has been released, admission and English proficiency verified, and original financial documentation is deemed adequate.
Undergraduate students should return the Transfer Report form to the Undergraduate Admissions office at Stony Brook.
The transfer procedure is completed by reporting in person to an International Student Adviser at Stony Brook within 15 days of the beginning of classes. Failure to complete the transfer procedure in a timely manner is a violation of status.
Any student already in violation of status should apply for reinstatement with the school in which they were previously enrolled, as soon as possible. Consult with an Visa & Immigration Services Adviser for assistance.
J-1 students transferring from another school, college or university need to contact Visa & Immigration Services to initiate the transfer procedure. The electronic transfer process conducted through SEVIS requires that the two J-1 programs coordinate their efforts. When the transfer is completed, a Stony Brook SEVIS Form DS-2019 will be issued. The form, “Request for SEVIS Form DS-2019 for New Student,” is also used for transfer students, and is available on the Visa & Immigration Services website, http://www.grad.stonybrook.edu/international/.