Transfer Procedures 

The International Student Office is happy to assist you with your transfer. The process will vary based on your individual situation:

F-1 Visa Students (Currently attending DVC)

F-1 Visa Students (Transferring to DVC):


F-1 Students who are staying in the US at the end of term. 

You can request your SEVIS I-20 transfer process through email. Simply send us a message (iso@dvc.edu) from your Insite email account. Attach a copy of your admission notice from the university in .pdf format (no .jpegs or other file types please).

Please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • DVC student ID number
  • SEVIS number
  • School you will attend
  • Major
  • Home country
  • Other schools you were admitted to
  • Are you working on-campus?

We will transfer/release your SEVIS I-20 record on the last day of the term. Your new school will be in contact with you regarding your new I-20. After we receive your email request to transfer, we will reply to you with confirmation that the process is complete.

Note: If you are planning to leave the U.S. before starting a new session or program at the transfer school you must use the new school's I-20 to re-enter the U.S.


F-1 Students Departing the US at the end of term

You can request your SEVIS I-20 transfer process through email. Simply send us a message (iso@dvc.edu) from your Insite email account. Attach a copy of your admission notice from the university in .pdf format (no .jpegs or other file types please).

Please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • DVC student ID number
  • SEVIS number
  • School you will attend 
  • Major
  • Home country
  • Other schools you were admitted to
  • Travel dates (when you will enter the US)
  • Are you working on-campus?

We will transfer/release your SEVIS I-20 record on the last day of the term.

Your new school will be in contact with you regarding sending you either a copy or original new I-20.

When you return to the US, you will need the following documents:

  • I-20 from the new school (copy or original)
  • Admission notice from your new school
  • Valid passport
  • Valid visa (it is acceptable if it says DVC or another school but it must not be expired)

After we receive your email request to transfer, we will reply to you with confirmation that the process is complete.


If you are an international student with F1 status attending another school, college or university transferring to DVC:

  1. You must submit a DVC international student application with all required documents before the deadline.
  2. We will let you know by e-mail the status of your application. You will later receive by e-mail your letter of acceptance to DVC and instructions on our online orientation.
  3. You must follow the transfer out procedures at your current school in order for them to transfer your SEVIS record to DVC. Once we receive your SEVIS record we will be able to issue a DVC I-20.