If you are currently attending another U.S. school as an F-1 student or are on Optional Practical Training (OPT), you are considered a SEVIS Immigration transfer. (This SEVIS transfer is not related to any previously earned academic credits that you would like to transfer to LSU.)
Note: If you have been outside the United States for less than five (5) months after attending another U.S. school, you also may be considered a SEVIS transfer. If you have questions regarding this possibility, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you are officially admitted to Louisiana State University and International Services determines that you meet the qualifications for an LSU I-20 Certificate of Eligibility, you will be provided with a SEVIS transfer-in form that you and your current/previous school’s international advisor will need to complete.
It is your responsibility to request the SEVIS transfer from your current/previous school to LSU after you have received the transfer-in form from LSU’s International Services.
Note: If your SEVIS record is transferred and released to LSU before you are officially admitted or before it is determined that you qualify for an LSU I-20, you could have a problem as your SEVIS record will be "stuck" at the wrong school. Also, your current/previous school needs to receive the transfer-in form to ensure that your SEVIS record is transferred to the correct LSU campus.
LSU’s International Services will process an LSU I-20 for you after we receive your completed transfer-in form and your SEVIS record has been electronically transferred and released to us by your current/previous school’s international office.
Please be aware that U.S. Immigration regulations state that: