Transferring Your F-1 SEVIS Record

If you plan to leave Rutgers to study at a different institution in the United States or if you plan to switch Rutgers campuses (undergraduate to graduate, RBHS, Camden, Newark), you will need to transfer your SEVIS record. To have your SEVIS record released, you will need to request the transfer via RGlobal. Before you begin the Transfer-Out Procedure below, you must be aware of the following:

  • Your SEVIS Transfer request must be completed within 60 days of your last date of attendance at Rutgers or within 60 days of the end of your OPT.
  • Rutgers can only indicate one transfer school in SEVIS. Although you may be applying to several new schools, you must decide which school you will attend and a term start date before you begin the Transfer Out Procedure.
  • If you decide to cancel your school transfer, you must notify us prior to your transfer release date. Once the transfer release date has been reached, Rutgers will no longer have access to your SEVIS record.
  • If you are outside of the United States, please contact an international student adviser.
  • If you are a new student at Rutgers and you need to transfer out to a different school, please contact us at globalservices@global.rutgers.edu.
  • If you are currently an undergraduate student but are enrolled in a five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree program, contact us at globalservices@global.rutgers.edu during the last semester of your bachelor’s degree.
  • If you are a J-1 student sponsored by Rutgers who wish to transfer to another school, you must speak with an international student adviser first.

Rutgers Internal SEVIS Transfer procedure (campus to campus or undergraduate to graduate)

  1. Log in to RGlobal
  2. On the left side of the page, click F-1 Student Services, then click Rutgers Internal SEVIS Transfer
  3. Complete this e-form. Within five business days, you will receive an email from a staff member in our office who has reviewed your request.
  4. According to your specific transfer situation, the appropriate Rutgers office will issue your I-20 and assist you in completing the transfer-in procedure. Be sure to follow up with the office issuing your I-20 for any additional procedures required to complete your SEVIS transfer in. Further guidance is given in the e-form.

Transfer-Out Procedure

  1. Log in to RGlobal
  2. On the left side of the page, click F-1 Student Services, then click Transfer Out F-1 SEVIS Record
  3. Complete this e-form. Within five business days, you will receive an email from a staff member in our office who has reviewed your request.
  4. Your new school will issue you a new I-20 and assist you in completing the transfer in procedure to their school. Check with the international services office of the school that you are transferring to for any additional procedures required to complete your transfer into their institution.

Previous Rutgers Students Transferring in from Another School

You will need to be readmitted/re-enrolled by your new school before we can begin issuing you a new I-20. Please refer to our Returning to Rutgers webpage for instructions.