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Transfer

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From time to time students will either want to transfer in or out of Clarkson University. This is considered an ‘immigration transfer’ and the process is relatively easy. However – you will need to communicate with ISSS & your current International Adviser at your current school.
            J-1 students – please contact ISSS to discuss your transfer procedures

How to process an ‘immigration transfer’ into CU as an F-1 student –

  • Follow admission guidelines for the school or program you are applying to
  • Once admitted – follow procedures to accept your admission to CU
  • After you have accepted your admission to CU (Potsdam campus) you will need to complete an ‘International Student Transfer-MAIN Campus’ form. This form requires some data from your current International Adviser and notifies ISSS when we can expect your SEVIS record ‘to be released’
    • SEVIS ‘Release Date’ – this is the date that your current school will ‘release’ your SEVIS record to Clarkson University. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your international adviser to determine your ‘transfer eligibility’ and the best date to release your SEVIS record.
      • Other ‘Release Date’ notes –
        • Once your record is ‘released’ from your current school – you will be considered a student at Clarkson University
        • This date is typically at the end of your current semester or program
        • You must be able to start your program at CU within 5 months of your ‘release date’ from your current school
        • Your ‘release date’ must be prior to the end of your grace period from your current program end date
        • If you are on ‘OPT’ – your employment will end as of your release date
        • Clarkson will begin processing your ‘transfer pending’ I-20 and communicate with you on where to mail your updated I-20
  • NOTE _ if you are travelling outside of the country prior to your arrival to CU – you must use your Clarkson University I-20 to enter the country. 

Captial Region Campus Admission - 

The SEVIS transfer procedure is the same if you plan to accept admission to any of the CRC graduate programs. Please complete the 'International Student Transfer-CRC Campus' form for the Schenectady, N.Y. campus

NOTE - if you are travelling outside of the country prior to your arrival to CU - you must use your Clarkson University I-20 to enter the country