F-1 Transfer In to UT Dallas

F-1 Transfer Students

Read the Guide for International F-1 Transfer Students if you are transferring to UT Dallas from another U.S. institution.

Transfer students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have gained admission to UT Dallas.
  • Are F-1 students at another U.S. institution (currently enrolled, or just graduated, or completed their program, or on OPT).
  • Plan to transfer their SEVIS immigration record to UT Dallas.

Apply for the UT Dallas I-20

The following documents are needed to apply for the UT Dallas I-20 form:

  • The UT Dallas Financial Affidavit Form
  • The UT Dallas Transfer Clearance Form
  • Supplemental financial support documents, if applicable.  All supplemental funding documents must meet the requirements listed on the UT Dallas website.
  • Copy of the passport ID page. This is the page that shows your name, photo and expiration date.
  • SEVIS immigration record. This is not a document, but your electronic immigration record.  Talk to the immigration advisor at the school that holds your SEVIS record about the transfer out process.

When to Submit

Submit your documents and SEVIS immigration record to the UT Dallas ISSO before the start of classes.  If you are traveling abroad over the summer, submit your documents early enough to re-enter the US with your UT Dallas I-20.

When Must A Transfer Student Start Classes

In all cases, the student must start attending classes within five months of the last day he or she attended classes or the next available session, whichever comes sooner. However, if the next available term is the annual (or summer) vacation, the student may take a vacation if the student meets all of the following qualifications:

  • The student has already completed a full academic year.
  • The student can start classes within five months from one of the following dates:
    • Finishing classes at the transfer-out school,
    • The end of a period of authorized OPT

How to Submit

Submit your documents to the ISSO in person, by mail, or by e‐mail.

  • By mail
    • Additional electronic copies are not required
    • Mail to:
      International Student Services
      The University of Texas at Dallas
      800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB34
      Richardson, TX 75080‐3021
  • By e-mail
    • ISSOProspective@utdallas.edu – additional paper copies are not required.
    • Verify that the total size of attachments in one e‐mail is no larger than 5MB. Do not send files in compressed formats, such as .rar or .zip. Instead, use a PDF, JPEG or DOC format.