Information for Transferring Students
If you are attending another school in the USA and would like to transfer to TIEP or TIEP at Lamar, the following information will help you with your transfer.
You will need to submit the following:
- A complete application form
- $95 nonrefundable application fee
- A current bank statement (and support letter if needed)
You will also need to provide us with photocopies of the following documents:
- Passport identification page
- F-1 visa
- I-94 arrival/departure card
- I-20s issued to you by previous schools
After we receive these items, we will give you a letter confirming your intention to transfer to TIEP or TIEP at Lamar and an F-1 Student Transfer Information Form that will include contact information for our Designated School Official (DSO) and SEVIS School Code. The transfer form will ask your current school to verify your F-1 status and to indicate a SEVIS transfer release date. You must notify the DSO at your current school of your intent to transfer. In consultation with the DSO at your current school, you will decide on a release date for the transfer of your SEVIS record to TIEP or TIEP at Lamar. Your current school's DSO will enter the release date into the SEVIS database.
After we receive the F-1 Student Transfer Information Form from your current school, we will be able to make a final determination of your admission. If you are in valid F-1 status, we will confirm the transfer of your SEVIS record. After your SEVIS record has been released to TIEP or TIEP at Lamar, we can create a new Form I-20 for you showing that a transfer is pending from the transfer-out school. You will be able to enroll after your SEVIS record has been transferred. You must report to TIEP or TIEP at Lamar within 15 days of the program start date. After you enroll, your SEVIS record will be activated, and we will issue a new Form I-20 that completes the transfer process and shows your status as a continuing student with an approved transfer.
If you have any questions about the transfer process, please contact a TIEP DSO.