Are you currently at a different school in the U.S., but wish to finish your degree at UNC Charlotte, or start a program here? Then you should be aware that any 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 in (joining UNC Charlotte).
The processing time for a transfer request (both in/out) is 10 business days from the date that all materials have been received.
This page covers the steps needed to transfer in (e.g. joining UNC Charlotte). Are you a current student who wishes to transfer your SEVIS record out (leaving UNC Charlotte)? Click here instead.
TRANSFER-IN (JOINING UNC CHARLOTTE)
If you are currently on an F-1 or J-1 visa at an institution in the U.S. and wish to transfer your SEVIS record to UNC Charlotte, in order to receive your UNC Charlotte I-20, you will need to complete all three steps in the drop down menus below:
In order to issue your transfer in, UNC Charlotte I-20, the ISSO needs information from you and from your previous university DSO. We collect this information in our Transfer In application, found in the ISSOconnect system. Transfer in international students will need to complete the application found by clicking the button below:
This online application will require you to request a recommendation from a DSO at your old university's international office asking them to confirm the date your SEVIS record will be sent to UNC Charlotte. The "recommendation" required is not actually a letter, but is instead a short electronic form with fill-in-the-blank questions that will take your old school's DSO less than one minute to complete.
Be sure to communicate the correct transfer code to your old university's DSO:
ATL214F10291000 (for all F-1 undergraduates & most graduate programs except those listed below)
ATL214F10291001 for Master of Urban Design, Master of Math Finance, Master of Business Administration, Master of Economics, Master of Accountancy, and Graduate Certificate in Real Estate
P-1-04774 (for J-1 Students)
As the final step in the process, you will need to ask and have your old school release your SEVIS record to UNC Charlotte. You will need to arrange the release with your old university's Designated School Official/ International Office. Often, the DSO who signed your old university I-20 is the person you need to contact.