Congratulations on your acceptance to St. Joseph’s College
We are happy to welcome you to St. Joseph’s College, and that you want to continue your education with us. Please review the following information carefully to ensure that you maintain your F-1 student status.
The Department of Homeland Security requires that F-1 students complete a school transfer when beginning studies at a new school.
What To Do Before You Come To Campus
Notify your international student adviser at your current school of your intent to transfer to St Joseph’s College.
Schedule a release date with your current international student adviser for your F-1 SEVIS record. Your Form I-20 cannot be issued until after this release date has been reached.
Important: If you are completing, or have completed, your program of study or Optional Practical Training (OPT), you only have a 60-day period following the date of this completion to have your F-1 SEVIS record transferred to us. Your F-1 student status ends 60 days after you complete your program of study or OPT.
Complete the attached F-1 transfer-in information and submit it to this office as soon as possible.
Complete our application for a Form I-20 and submit it, with all the required documentation, to this office by mail or fax.
What To Do After You Come To Campus
Attend the required student orientation
See your academic adviser to select your classes
Report to the assistant director for international admissions immediately after seeing your academic adviser. Make photocopies of the following documents and bring them, along with the original documents, with you to your meeting:
SJC course registration form
Passport identification pages
F-1 and all other U.S. visas
Form I-94 departure record
Our Form I-20 (if it was sent to you to travel)
I-20s from all other schools you have attended in the U.S.
Important! You will not be allowed to register for classes until you have been cleared by international admissions. We will not clear you without all of the documents listed above.
Return to international admissions to pick up you new SJC Form I-20 once you have been notified it is ready.
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO PROTECT YOUR LEGAL DOCUMENTS
Make photocopies of them. Never destroy any I-20s and keep all documents in a safe.
If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact:
Assistant Director of International Admissions
Primary Designated School Official
245 Clinton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205