SEVIS Transfer-In for F-1 Visa Holders

Students coming to Brandeis University from another U.S. school or who are currently on Optional Practical Training (OPT) at another school may need to transfer their SEVIS record to Brandeis University.

You may be considered a SEVIS Transfer student for immigration purposes. This is different from a Transfer student for admissions purposes.

A SEVIS Transfer refers to having your SEVIS record transferred from one U.S. school to another. A SEVIS Transfer occurs when a Designated School Official (DSO) at your current institution electronically sends your SEVIS record to Brandeis University.

You are eligible for a SEVIS record transfer if all of the following apply:

SEVIS Record Transfer Process

Once you have been admitted to Brandeis University, you can request that your current school transfer your SEVIS record to Brandeis. To initiate a SEVIS record transfer, follow the steps below: