If you will be transferring to Valparaiso from another U.S. university, you must notify your current institution that you will be switching to Valparaiso University and request a SEVIS transfer. 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. A Valparaiso University Transfer-in Form will be mailed to you along with your admission letter.
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.