New International Undergraduate Student Status Form

This form is required of all new international undergraduate students who are in the US at the time of admission. Please complete as soon as possible after admission to Washington University, as the I-20 cannot be processed without it.

OISS: New Undergraduate Student Status Form

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

Date when your I-20 indicates that your program will be completed.
Ask your Designated School Official (DSO) about what date they will use.
Please Note:

• Your release date can be no later than 60 days after the date you complete your program. It is ideal if SEVIS is updated by your current school 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 updated in SEVIS on the date of the release, delays are possible.

• You cannot study in the U.S. on a B-1 or B-2 visa.

F-2 Visa Holders

Individuals in F-2 status, please note: Note that an F-2 cannot study full time at the university level. If you wish to become an F-1, you will need to obtain that status prior to coming to Washington University.

H-4 Visa Holders

We assume that you will remain in this dependent status while you study at Washington University. If you wish to change to F-1 status before coming to campus, please contact our office.

L-2 Visa Holders

We assume that you will remain in this dependent status while you study at Washington University. If you wish to change to F-1 status before coming to campus, please contact our office.

Please provide more information about your current immigration status and your plans.

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: You CANNOT study in the U.S. on a B-1/B-2 visa.
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. If you are an F-2, please note that a COS might not be approved in time for you to begin your studies at Washington University.

Please Note: You CANNOT study in the U.S. on a B-1/B-2 visa.
Please Note: You CANNOT study in the U.S. on a B-1/B-2 visa.