Transferring to Butler...
If you have indicated that you are an F-1 transfer student on
your Butler application, which you should have done if you are
transferring from a school in the United States to Butler, you will
receive a Transfer Verification Form from Butler
Submit the transfer verification form to your most recent
school's Designated School Official (DSO). The DSO should fill it
out and return it to Butler University. The DSO will then 'release'
your SEVIS record to Butler University. At that time, Butler's
Office of International Student Services will create your transfer
I-20 and will have it for you when you arrive for Orientation.
Leaving the United States while transfer to Butler is
If you would like to return to your home country before you
begin your first semester at Butler, you need to Notify Butler's
Office of International Student Services of your travel plans. We
- Create a 'transfer pending' I-20 before you leave for your trip
home and give the 'transfer pending' I-20 to you while you are
still in the United States.
- Or we can create the 'transfer pending' I-20 and send it to
your home country with a mailing address you provide to us.
In either situation, you must make sure that you sign the first
page of the 'transfer pending' I-20 and have the 'transfer pending'
I-20 with you when you return to the United States. When you have
reported to the OISS after you have returned to the U.S., you will
receive a new 'transfer' I-20.
Remaining in the United States while transfer to Butler is
If you choose to stay in the United States after you have
completed your program at your previous school and before you begin
your first semester at Butler, you are able to stay in the United
States if you begin studying within 5 months after your
program end date on your previous school's I-20 or within 5
months of transferring out of your previous school (whichever is
earlier). Otherwise, you may not stay in the U.S. between
For example, if your program end date on your I-20 is June 1,
2013 (6/1/2013), you must begin studying no later than November 1,
If you are engaged in post-completion OPT, the same regulation
applies: You must begin studying within 5 months of the end of your
OPT authorization or within 5 months of your previous school
transferring you to Butler (whichever is earlier).