Transfer Immigration Status

F-1 and J-1 transferring students are not required to pay the SEVIS fee again.

Transfer In to American University

If you plan to transfer your immigration status to American University from another U.S. institution, you must contact the International Student Advisor at your current institution and determine a transfer release date.

F-1 Students

Please log-in to iEagle to submit a transfer-in e-form. The transfer-in e-form is located under the New Student menu after you log-in. 

If you are transferring into the International Accelerator Program, please submit the F-1 Transfer-in Form (PDF) to American University's International Student and Scholar Services office.

J-1 Students

Please log-in to iEagle to submit a transfer-in e-form. The transfer-in e-form is located under the New Student menu after you log-in. 

Transfer Out from American University

To transfer your immigration record to another U.S. institution, you need to meet the following requirements: 

  • You must request transfer-out after admission to the other institution.
  • The transfer out must be completed within 60 days of the end of the semester/program completion/OPT end date.
  • The new program must start within 5 months of the end of the semester/program completion/OPT end date. 

Please contact ISSS and the advisor at the new institution for additional details on the transfer process.

American University will need the e-form below completed and submitted by you. Your new university will likely require that you also submit their transfer-in form to your new international student office.

F-1 and J-1 Students

Please log-in to iEagle to submit a transfer-out e-form. The transfer-out e-form is located under the Current Student menu after you log-in.