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International Student Services
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
If an international student is transferring to the University of Pikeville from another U.S. school It is important to remember:
The application deadline is July 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.
When a student begins full-time studies at a new school, the student’s SEVIS record must be transferred to that new school. This allows SEVIS and nonimmigrant students to maintain their original SEVIS ID and history. F-1 students may transfer their studies to another school under either one of two conditions:
1. During an academic program
2. After completing an academic program and before starting a different degree program or level
After being admitted to a new school through the normal admissions process, international students must then request a transfer of their SEVIS record from the previous school to the University of Pikeville. The student must also contact DSO or international advisors at the previous school and new school to make sure you provided the appropriate information required to remain in status.
An F-1 student is eligible to transfer to the University of Pikeville if he/she is in valid F-1 status at the time of transfer. There can be no more than a five-month gap between schools from the last date of attendance. The deadline for F-1 students to request a transfer is 60 days after the program completion date or Optional Practical Training end date, whichever is later.
Steps to Transfer to University of Pikeville:
Transfer students may travel and re-enter the U.S. any time between school programs. However, transfer students must re-enter with their University of Pikeville I-20 and not the previous school’s I-20 form document. F-1 students must have valid visa stamps to re-enter the U.S. Transfer F-1 students can use a valid visa stamp issued for their pre-University of Pikeville as long as the SEVIS ID number remains the same.
you must request a “transfer out form” from International Student and Scholar Services. The PDSO at UPIKE will require a copy of your new school’s admission letter before your SEVIS records can be transferred to the new school. The release date is usually the last date of the semester. The date of your release depends on your program status. Every school has a unique transfer process. Please follow the institution’s guidelines. The DSO who signed your I-20 form will release your SEVIS record to the new school. For more information, contact the PDSO.