Follow the steps below if you plan to transfer your F-1 immigration record to
VU from another U.S. institution. This process allows Valparaiso University to access your records and issue you a “transfer pending” I-20 or DS-2019, and allows you to maintain legal status.
- Log on to iValpo (the blue button
under Full Client Services), and find the SEVIS Transfer-in Request e-form under the F-1 Student
- Submit this
e-form, including your current school’s international student advisor
information. Please allow 5 business
days for processing. More time may be
necessary if follow-up is required.
- Once your request
has been approved by the VU Office of International Programs (OIP), you will
receive a notification to your VU email account. Your Transfer Pending I-20 to
Valparaiso University will be created.
- If you are
traveling outside the U.S. before you come to Valpo, you may create a shipping
request for this Transfer Pending I-20
be sent to you. The shipping request can be made through eShipGlobal. For
detailed information click here. Once we see
your request, we will ship your Transfer Pending I-20 to you. You may also pick up
your Transfer Pending Valpo I-20 in person at the Office of International
F-1 students who graduate from Interlink at Valpo must also complete a SEVIS transfer and receive a new I-20 if they plan to begin studying at Valparaiso University. If you are an Interlink graduate who plans to begin full-time classes at VU, you must check in and receive a VU I-20 before you start classes.
All transfer students must check-in with our office before their first semester at VU; check-in takes place during new student orientation . You must check-in before you begin any on-campus employment at Valparaiso University. If you fail to comply with these regulations, you will fall out-of-status.