Transfer Into Cornell

To transfer TO Cornell from another school

After you get admitted to Cornell, speak with the international student advisor at the International Office of your current school. Bring your letter of admission to Cornell with you as well as the Cornell transfer form which we ask that your International student advisor complete. Follow the directions on the form for faxing or mailing it to your specific Cornell admissions office.

In consultation with the advisor at your international office, you will decide on a "release date" which your current school's international advisor will enter in to the SEVIS database. Be sure to discuss any interim travel or work plans you have with your international advisor as that will effect your transfer procedure. After the release date, your Cornell admissions office will be able to produce an I-20 for you. The Cornell admissions office will also require you to show proof of funding before they will issue you the Cornell I-20.

Don't forget!! Once you do arrive in Ithaca, you MUST complete the International Students and Scholars office (ISSO) check in procedure!

DEADLINE 60 DAYS AFTER GRADUATION: If you are graduating from your current school, and you plan to go on to another program at Cornell, you must discuss your transfer with your international office no more than sixty (60) days after you graduate from your current school. Even though your release date can be later than that 60 days, the release date must be entered in to the SEVIS database before the end of that 60 day grace period following your graduation.