SEVIS Transfer Process for F-1 Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to North Dakota State University!

If you are an F-1 student transferring to NDSU from another SEVIS approved secondary school (high school) or post-secondary institution (college, university, or English language institute) in the United States, please be sure to follow the Transfer-In Process at the following link in order to ensure your SEVIS I-20 document is transferred in a timely manner to avoid any issues with your immigration status.

If you require a transfer in SEVIS, it is very important that you follow these instructions.

The SEVIS Transfer In Eligibility Form should be completed electronically to start the transfer process.

Please have the following information ready before beginning the form: The name, and email address, of your international student advisor at your current school who will be completing your transfer paperwork.

  • At NDSU, you are assigned to an international student advisor based on your last/family name and/or visa status in some cases. If you have any questions about the issuance of your transfer I-20, contact them directly with any questions you may have.
    • Submit a copy of your admission letter to the Designated School Official (DSO) at your current school. Complete the first part of the Transfer Eligibility Form, and upon completion, the form is then electronically routed to your DSO, who then signs and submits the form electronically to our office at NDSUto initiate the transfer.
  • F-1 students on OPT, or students who are travelling before beginning at NDSU - it is very important that you inform the school where your record is currently held, and your international student advisor at NDSU, about any special circumstances that may be affected by the transfer of your record to a new school. PLEASE NOTE: If you are on OPT, your OPT ends when your current school releases your record to NDSU. Please plan carefully.

Advisor NameAdvisor NameEmail Address
For students seeking F-1 student status and an I-20:

Student Last/Family Names
A - J

Andrew Tanem 

Student Last/Family Names

Amy Knudson 

For students seeking J-1 student status and a DS-2019:


All J-1 students

Amy Knudson

Questions about this process? Please contact your international student advisor listed above.



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