F-1 and J-1 Student Transfer Out Form
If you are transferring to another U.S. institution, you will need to complete this form. Upon receipt of the form, your adviser will release your SEVIS record to your new school based on the release date you indicate below.

After completing this form, you should speak with your new school about additional steps you need to take in order to complete the transfer process.
  • If you are graduating, the release date you choose below should not be before the end of your last term.
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    Students on OPT/AT: The release of your SEVIS record will cancel the remainder of your OPT or AT authorization as of the date requested above. Please contact your adviser if you have questions.

    F-1 Students: You must begin classes in another full-time program within 5 months of your I-20 program end date or the end of your OPT to remain in status.

    J-1 Students: You must formally check-in with your new sponsor within 30 days of your transfer-out
  • If your new school requires a University of Chicago DSO/ARO to complete a form verifying your status, you can upload a copy here.
  • By submitting this form, you are confirming that you are eligible for the SEVIS transfer and understand that your SEVIS record will be transferred to the institution above on the date above. Any benefits of your student status with The University of Chicago, such as OPT, CPT, AT or on-campus employment, will effectively end on that date. You further confirm you understand that you must continually maintain your F-1/J-1 status by attending courses at the new school and following all immigration regulations pertaining to F-1/J-1 students.