New International Graduate Student Status Form

This form is required of all new international graduate students. Please complete as soon as possible after admission to WashU, as the I-20/DS-2019 cannot be processed without it.

OISS: New Graduate Student Status Form

I will need a transfer of my F-1 record in SEVIS

You must speak to an international advisor at your current school to initiate the transfer. Give them the Washington University school code KAN214F10196000.
Please note that your release date can be no later than 60 days after the end date of your program or, if you are on OPT, the end date of your OPT authorization. It is ideal if the release date is input in advance of the release date. In that way we can be ready to work on issuing your I-20 on or soon after the release date. Otherwise, if your release date is input on the date of the release, delays are possible.

I am not currently on an F-1 visa status. I am in the U.S. on another visa status.

Please Note: - You CANNOT study in the U.S. on a B-1/B-2 visa. - Full-time study is not allowed on H-1B status, but, you can begin your academic program while your application is pending.
When planning your travel, please remember that you cannot enter as an F-1 more than 30 days before the program start date on your I-20.
Please note that you are responsible for submitting the change of status (COS) application in a timely manner. You may consult an immigration attorney or file on your own. To discuss the COS process, please contact our office.