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Transferring your Sevis Record

If you are transferring to a new study program as an F-1 student, you can ask your Wheaton DSO to transfer your SEVIS record to your new school.  This can occur if you transfer mid-degree from Wheaton to a new school, or you graduate from Wheaton and plan to pursue another degree at a different school.

Here are some things to know about transferring your SEVIS record.
  1. The transfer must take place within 60 days after your program end date on your I-20.  Once your 60 day grace period is over, you are not eligible for a SEVIS transfer out.
  2. In order for Wheaton to transfer your record, you must supply your DSO with an admission letter from your new school and the school's SEVIS school code. You can ask the DSO at your new school for their SEVIS code. 
  3. You must tell your Wheaton DSO the date you want your transfer out to take effect.  On the day that Wheaton releases your SEVIS record to another school, you can no longer work at Wheaton College and Wheaton College will no longer have access to your SEVIS record.
  4. You will be required to start your studies at your new school at the next possible available term. If you have just completed your Wheaton program, the start date at your new school must be within 5 months from your Wheaton College I-20 program end date.
  5. If you are on OPT and ask for a Transfer Out, your OPT will end on the day that Wheaton releases your SEVIS record.
  6. If you change your mind and want to return to Wheaton but the Transfer Out date has passed, you will need to contact the school that currently holds your SEVIS record to make any corrections.
  7. If you are transferring out of Wheaton College before you complete your degree, before you request a Transfer Out, you must contact:
    1. Undergraduates: Undergrads who wish to withdraw/cancel enrollment must notify  to initiate the process. 
    2. Graduate: Graduate students who wish to withdraw should email to initiate the process.