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SEVIS Transfer Process for F-1 Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to North Dakota State University!

If you are 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.

Your current school should email the completed Transfer Eligibility Form to your assigned international student advisor by email.

  • At NDSU, you are assigned to an international student advisor based on your last/family name and/or visa status in some cases. Please email the following person to begin the process of a SEVIS transfer. Contact them directly with any questions you may have regarding the issuance of your I-20.

    • The process normally follows these steps: You complete the top part of the Transfer Eligibility Form, and submit that form plus a copy of your NDSU admission letter to the Designated School Official (DSO) at your current school who then emails the completed form to NDSU to 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 - K

Carly Gunnerson

Student Last/Family Names
L - Z

Amy Knudson

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


All J-1 students

Sara Johnson

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



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Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7895 - Fax: +1 (701) 231-1014
Campus address: Memorial Union 116
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave / Memorial Union 116, Fargo, ND  58102
Page manager: International Student and Study Abroad Services

Last Updated: Friday, December 22, 2017 3:19:20 PM
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