Transfer Out

Are you a current UNC Charlotte international student wishing to go to another school? If so, then you should know that any F-1 or J-1 visa holding international student who wishes to transfer to another educational institution in the U.S. must be “released” from the school that they are leaving within the 60 days following the end of the last semester attended, and complete the transfer process with the new school within the first 15 days of the start of the following semester.

Transfers work in two directions: students who are coming to UNC Charlotte (transfer ins) and students who are leaving UNC Charlotte (transfer outs). Below you will find information on transferring out (leaving UNC Charlotte).

The processing time for a transfer out request is 5 business days from the date that all materials have been received.

This page only covers how to transfer out. If you’ve arrived on this page in error, and are looking to join UNC Charlotte as a transfer in, click here. U.S. citizens and green card holders do not have a visa record to transfer and should not use this page.

Transferring-Out (leaving UNC Charlotte)

To leave UNC Charlotte and request the ISSO to transfer your SEVIS record to your new school, please click the button below to complete the SEVIS Transfer-Out Form.

I am leaving UNC Charlotte (SEVIS Transfer-Out Form)

Our online transfer-out application will require you to upload:

  • Proof of admission to your new university

  • Any additional SEVIS transfer forms your new university may require

As part of the application, you will need to select a Transfer Out Date (the date your SEVIS record will go to the new university). This date can be scheduled in advance and should account for:

  • The ISSO’s 5 business day processing time for this request
  • The new school’s orientation or start date
  • If you’re on OPT/STEM OPT, keep in mind that you will need to stop working the day before the SEVIS release date or the day your most recent EAD expires, whichever is sooner

For example, if your new school begins on 1/9/2024, you can set 1/9/2024 as the release date, stop working on OPT on 1/8/2024 (if applicable), and your application must be submitted by 1/2/2024 (at least 5 business days before the proposed release date).

Once your Transfer Out request has been processed, the ISSO will then “release” your SEVIS record to the new school and they will issue you a new I-20 / DS-2019. You will also receive an automatic email when the transfer out has been processed, even if the release date is in the future.

My ISSOConnect

To resume an incomplete ISSO Connect application, including a transfer in or out application, or to check the status of other applications use the link below.


NinerNet Credential Login

  • All international students will be able to use their NinerNet Login Credentials to log into ISSOConnect

  • Please reset your password if needed to access your NinerNet Account. See Instructions for resetting your NinerNet Password.

  • Students on OPT will have their old account reactivated even if they have already graduated

Processing time notice: Please be advised that the ISSO serves nearly 2,000 enrolled international students, in addition to over 1,000 prospective students and students on OPT and STEM OPT. We appreciate your patience in allowing us process each student’s submission in a timely manner.