A student who is maintaining valid F-1 status may transfer
from one DHS-approved school to another by following the
transfer procedures. Simply transferring academically from
one school to another does not transfer a student's F-1
status unless the student and DSO of the receiving school
follow these procedures.
The transfer process does not
require government adjudication. Rather, it is a
notification process that takes place as an update event in
SEVIS with the active participation of the student, the
transfer-out school, and the transfer-in school.