F1 Transfer-In Application Process

Your I-20 must be in active status at time of transfer.

  1. The international application fee is non-refundable.
  2. Apply to NOVA: Upload all the required documents including a copy of your current I-20, I94 entry record and F1 visa.
  3. OISS will issue you an acceptance letter within ten-fifteen working days of receiving your completed application.
  4. Provide your current international adviser with a copy of your NOVA acceptance letter and follow their transfer out process.
  5. Your current advisor will release your F1- SEVIS record to the specific NOVA campus noted on your admissions letter.
  6. Your new I-20 from NOVA, will be issued within two weeks of the date your SEVIS record is released to NOVA from your current school.
  7. You must check in online and complete required enrollment modules with NOVA before you can register for your classes.