Transfer students who currently hold a valid SEVIS record (F-1 status) at another institution must request that their current F-1 SEVIS record be transferred to Harrisburg University. To determine transfer eligibility, students should consult with their current F-1 sponsor. 

The following steps must be followed:

  1. Apply for Acceptance to Harrisburg University as an F-1 Student
  2. Receive an Acceptance Letter if you meet the Admission requirements
  3. Show your HU Acceptance letter to your Transfer Out school's DSO. Follow their process for requesting a Transfer Out and SEVIS release date. Ask them to also watch for the electronic request you will send them (see #6 below)
  4. Pay the Tuition Deposit
  5. Receive HU log in Credentials and begin using your HU email when contacting HU offices
  6. Log into Terra Dotta to electronically request the International Student Advisor Recommendation by entering the email address of the DSO at your Transfer Out school, and Complete the Student Questionnaire for Transfer In HERE.
  7. Submit the Academic Work Placement Form or Waiver to the Records and Registration Office by following these steps Academic Work Placement : Harrisburg University Records & Registration 
  8. Once you receive the approved Work Placement Form from the Records and Registration Office you may submit a CPT Work Authorization request in Terra Dotta   HERE (if applicable) 
  9. Pay remaining Tuition Fees by the deadline
  10. Attend Orientation 

If all enrollment tasks are completed on time, students will receive their I-20 to their HU email on the first day of classes.

Note: Students must have their SEVIS record released to HU by the day before classes begin in order to start their semester. Any students whose SEVIS record has not been transferred by this date will be withdrawn from classes.