If you are currently an international student in F-1 or J-1 status and you plan on continuing in the same status while studying at FSU, prior to the end of your current status/grace period, make sure to be admitted to FSU and discuss your SEVIS transfer with an International Student Advisor at your current school (or the school listed on your Form I-20/DS-2019). If your SEVIS Record can be transferred, you and your advisor must complete our Transfer In Form and email it to CGE-NewStudents@fsu.edu. You must submit the Transfer In Form and have your SEVIS Record transferred to FSU (School code: MIA214F00074000; J-1 Program Number: P-I-01280) before the Center for Global Engagement can issue you a new Form I-20 or DS-2019.
Please be aware of the following:
1. Your SEVIS record can be released and transferred to only ONE school/institution. If you have any questions about the SEVIS transfer process, it is best to discuss your concerns with the international student advisor at your current school.
2. All employment at the current school MUST CEASE on the official release of your SEVIS record to FSU. You may work only at the school that has responsibility for your SEVIS record. If you are approved for Optical Practical Training (OPT), your OPT is completed on the release date of your SEVIS record to FSU.
3. If you will travel outside of the U.S. between when you finish at your current school and when you begin classes at FSU, you will need to have your new Form I-20 or DS-2019 for your program of study at FSU before you re-enter the US. Please communicate with your current international student advisor and the CGE about your travel plans.
4. You are required to attend the CGE's new international student orientation. For details, go to cge.fsu.edu/orientation
For more information about the F-1 SEVIS transfer process, see the Study in the States Website.