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Transfer to North Carolina Wesleyan College from Another University

An F-1 student is eligible to transfer to North Carolina Wesleyan College if he/she is in valid F-1 status at the time of transfer.  There can be no more than a 5-month gap between schools from the last date of attendance, OR the last day of Optional Practical Training (OPT), whichever is later.  The deadline for F-1 students to request a transfer is 60 days after the program completion date or OPT end date, whichever is later.

Steps to Take to Transfer to North Carolina Wesleyan College

  1. Notify the International Student Advisor at your current school that you intend to transfer to NC Wesleyan. The advisor will enter a SEVIS Release Date into your record. On this date, your SEVIS record will automatically transfer to NC Wesleyan via the internet. The release date is usually the last day of enrollment at your current school.
  2. Complete the transfer form on the website and give to your International Student Advisor to finish. F-1 students will receive a transfer I-20 from NC Wesleyan within two weeks following their transfer release date.
  3. F-1 students will be issued a second transfer I-20 and notified by email to pick it up in the Admissions Office. This second I-20 is proof that your transfer has been completed successfully.

Traveling Between Schools

Transfer students may travel and re-enter the U.S. any time between school programs. However, transfer students must re-enter with their NC Wesleyan I-20 and not the previous school's document. 

Transfer From NC Wesleyan

If you are planning to leave NC Wesleyan to go to another U.S. school, you must request a "transfer out" from the International Admissions Counselor. The advisor will release your SEVIS record to the new school. The date of your release depends on your program status.