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 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
  • 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.

  • If admitted for Summer 2014 – submit before May 28, 2014 
  • If admitted for Fall 2014 - submit before Aug 25, 2014
  • If admitted for Spring 2015 - submit before Jan 12, 2015

How to Submit

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

  • In person
  • 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.

Learn About the Status of Your I-20

  1. Wait to receive an email from the ISSO saying that your Transfer Complete I-20 is ready. You should sign and pick up your Transfer Complete I-20 from the UT Dallas ISSO no later than Census Day of your admission term.
  2. If you have not received an email from the ISSO, inquire on the status of your I-20 by sending an email to ISSOProspective@utdallas.edu.

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