Transferring in, out, and changing degree level

Transferring Into SJSU

If you are already studying in F-1 status in the United States, have been admitted to SJSU, and have been maintaining valid F-1 visa status, then you will need to transfer your SEVIS record to SJSU. Please speak with an International Student Advisor at your current school and request the transfer of your SEVIS record to SJSU. You must complete Section 1 of the SJSU Transfer In Form , and ask your current institution’s official to complete Section 2 of the form.

Transferring Out of SJSU

You may transfer from SJSU to another U.S. school to complete your degree or to begin a new program. To do so, you will first need to be officially admitted to the new institution. Once you have been admitted, you must submit the SJSU Transfer Out Form to ISSS, along with a copy of your acceptance letter and the Transfer Form from your new school (if any). Please email your completed SJSU Transfer Out Form with supporting documents to international-office@sjsu.edu with the Subject "SJSU Transfer Out Request." Please note, you must start classes at your new school within 5 months of SJSU transferring your SEVIS record. We highly recommend scheduling an appointment with an ISSS Advisor to discuss your plans, so you know the deadlines that you need to meet, in order to maintain your F-1 visa status.

Changing Degree Level at SJSU

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree at SJSU and have been admitted to a Master’s degree program, you will need to complete the Change of Academic Level Form and submit it to ISSS along with your SJSU Graduate Admission Letter. After you have submitted your form, the department of Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE), will create a new I-20 for you. GAPE will email you when the I-20 is ready. We highly recommend scheduling an appointment with an ISSS Advisor to discuss your plans, so you know the deadlines that you need to meet, in order to maintain your F-1 visa status.