Transfer (In & Out)

Transfer-In Policy

A student may transfer his or her SEVIS record to Baylor only after being admitted to the institution. Students must complete the Transfer Clearance Form which has a student section that he or she must complete and a DSO section that must be completed by a DSO at the institution from which the student is transferring.

Transfer-In Procedure

  1. A student submits the Transfer Clearance form to ISSS at Baylor University.
  2. A Baylor DSO reviews form and confirms Baylor admission.
  3. Once the transfer release date has been reached, the DSO can access the student's record in Draft status, and see details about the transfer request.
  4. Baylor DSO prints new I-20. The I-20 that prints at this stage will specify "Initial attendance - Transfer pending from School X" and send to student.
  5. The I-20 is provided to the student in person or via mail and the student reports to the institution on the date indicated on the I-20.
  6. During the first semester, students will receive a new I-20, which will now indicate "Continued attendance.”

Transfer-Out Policy

A student may transfer out of Baylor University to another institution that is a SEVIS approved institution. The student must have a letter of admission from the new institution proving that he or she has been accepted. Students must understand the following:
  • Students may choose only one transfer school; so students should wait until they have been officially accepted and have decided to enroll there. Baylor cannot release a student's SEVIS record to multiple schools.
  • If a student's SEVIS record has been terminated, the student must contact the transfer school to ask if they will accept the SEVIS record in terminated status.
  • A SEVIS record transfer is different from an academic transfer.
  • The student must contact his or her new school to receive a new I-20.
  • The student may no longer work on-campus after Baylor has released his or her SEVIS record.
  • The student's OPT is no longer valid after Baylor has released his or her SEVIS record.
  • After Baylor has released the student's SEVIS record, Baylor cannot make any changes to his or her SEVIS record.
  • After the release of the student's SEVIS record to the new school, only that school will have access to his or her SEVIS record.
  • After Baylor has released the student's SEVIS record, the student cannot travel or work using the Baylor I-20.
  • Transfer-Out Procedure

    1. The student should use the link below to submit a request to transfer his or her SEVIS record. This includes submitting a letter of admission from the new school
    2. The Baylor ISSS Office will determine if the student is maintaining F-1 status.
    3. The Baylor ISSS Office will complete any forms from the new institution indicating the student’s standing at Baylor University (may include academic, judicial, other issues).
    4. The Baylor ISSS Office will enter a transfer release date (which will officially release that student’s file to the new institution). This date will be decided in conjunction with the student’s current academic calendar and the new institution’s recommendation.