Transfer & Departure

Transfer to TAMIU

International students who have attended a U.S. SEVP approved school and wish to transfer to TAMIU must fill out the International Student Transfer-In Form to initiate the transfer process.

Apply to TAMIU

Transfer Out of TAMIU

F-1 students planning to transfer out from TAMIU to another school in the U.S. must follow an immigration transfer process in order to maintain valid immigration status. Follow the steps below to initiate the transfer out process:

  1. Obtain admission at the new school
  2. Submit the Departure Form to International Engagement
  3. Attach a copy of your admission letter or proof of admission to this form.
  4. International Engagement will release your record electronically to the new school on the last day of the current term.
  5. On the release date, the new school will be able to issue an I-20 for transfer. Once the transfer is initiated TAMIU will no longer have access to your SEVIS record. You would need to contact your new school regarding your I-20 issuance.
  6. Visit your new school's International Student Office to complete the transfer. The transfer must be completed no later than 15 days from the start date on the new school's I-20.
  7. This form, and the transfer of your SEVIS record, does not end your enrollment at TAMIU. Please visit with your department and/or the Office of the University Registrar (ZSC 121) to cancel or withdraw from the current or future semesters.
  8. You must stop on-campus employment immediately the day before your SEVIS release date.

Transfer Release Date

The transfer release date will be the last day of the last registered semester or summer. If a different release date is requested, please discuss this with a Designated School Official (DSO) in International Engagement.

To qualify for a transfer, you must meet the following requirements:

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