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Transfer-In Students

Transfer Students currently at another U.S. Institution

Students transferring their SEVIS record from another U.S. institution to UMass Lowell will receive an I-20/DS-2019 with the same SEVIS number as their previous school and are not required to pay a new SEVIS fee.

The following documents are required in order to receive your UMass Lowell I-20/DS-2019:

*Our forms can be found on the Forms & Guides tab.*

Visa Document Items Required:

  • A copy of your Passport
  • Up to date Financial Documentation showing the amount required as dictated by the Estimate of Expenses¬†
  • Undergraduate Student Estimate of Expenses
  • Graduate Estimate of Expenses
  • Affidavit of Support if Financial Documentation is not under your name

Transfer Documents Required:

  • UMass Lowell Transfer Form
  • Prior I-20 or DS-2019 Copy
  • Copy of your electronic I-94 record which can be retrieved by visiting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.
  • F-1 or J-1 Visa Stamp copy located in your passport

Transfer students with a valid F-1/J-1 visa stamp in their passport are not required to apply for a new visa if traveling within or outside of the U.S.

Transfer students who decide to travel outside the U.S. are permitted to re-enter the U.S. more than 30 days before the start of your program.

Please submit all documents through our iStart Eform which can be accessed from the Forms & Guides tab. 

Details pertaining to Transfer Orientation can be found by visiting the Transfer Orientation website.