Transfer In

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


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, you will need to complete the SEVIS Transfer-In form by clicking the button below.


Our 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.

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)

In addition to completing the Transfer In app, in order to get your UNC Charlotte I-20, you must also:

  1. Complete and have submitted the Financial Certification Form, or FCF. You can learn more about this process here
  2. 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. 

All three steps above need to occur to transfer in.