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Transfer to Babson

In addition to the steps outlined on the New International Students page, students currently attending a U.S. school in F-1 status must have their SEVIS record transferred electronically to Babson. 

Transfer Steps:

1. Confirm Decision to attend Babson

Notify the school you are currently attending of your acceptance and intent to transfer to Babson College.

2. Request Babson Form I-20

When you submit the Form I-20 Request from Babson, you will be asked to provide the name and email address of a Designated School Official (DSO)* at your current school.  Your DSO will confirm eligibility for the transfer of your SEVIS record and release the record to Babson.

* If you are unsure which DSO's information to provide, please call your international student advisor and/or international admission counselor and ask them for help.  

3. Receive Initial Babson I-20

Once your Form I-20 Request is complete, you will receive a new Babson-issued Form I-20 with the notation, "transfer-pending".  Use this Form I-20 for future international travel.   

4. Check-in during Babson Orientation

You must present the Glavin Office with your original immigration documents within 15 days of the start date indicated on your Babson Form I-20.

5. Receive Updated Babson I-20 

Only then will the Glavin Office register you in the SEVIS system and issue you a second Babson Form I-20 with the notation, “continued attendance”. Use this current Form I-20 for future international travel. 

Important Considerations:

  • Your current International Student Advisor can only transfer your SEVIS record to one school.
  • Always use your most current Form I-20 for travel and re-entry into the U.S. 
  • Keep previously-issued Form I-20s for your personal records as they may be needed in the future.
  • Transferring your SEVIS record during a period of authorized Optional Practical Training (OPT) will cancel your OPT.