Coming to KU
Transfer Students from Within the U.S.
All students currently in F-1 or J-1 status at any type of institution (high school, university, intensive English institute) in the U.S. are considered transfer students for immigration purposes. All transfers, both F-1 and J-1, will need to work with their previous school within 60 days (F-1) or 30 days (J-1) of finishing at the former school to establish a SEVIS release date. KU must wait until after the release date before issuing a KU I-20 or DS-2019.
Transfer students must complete KU's Intent to Transfer In Form. You may obtain the form in the ISSS Office or online. Please note there are different forms for students in J-1 and F-1 statuses. Complete and return this form as soon as possible.
Intent to Transfer Forms:
Admission to KU will not be denied without this form; however, the KU I-20 or DS-2019 cannot be issued and legal status cannot be maintained without properly following transfer procedures. It is the student's responsibility to maintain his or her F-1/J-1 student status and to complete transfer process. Transfer students are not required to pay the SEVIS fee. They are required to report to ISSS within 15 days of the report date on the KU I-20. If you previously attended another institution in the U.S. and your F-1 or J-1 visa is still valid, you do not need to obtain a new visa to attend KU.