First, it is imperative that you contact the International Student Office at the SEVP-certified institution where your SEVIS record currently resides. You must notify a DSO/ International Student Advisor at your current school and let them know that you would like to have your SEVIS record transferred to HU. Every school has their own way of processing such requests, so make sure to abide by your school's policy when requesting to be transferred out. You will need to provide a copy of your HU letter of acceptance to the International Student Advisor at your current school and let them know that they will be receiving an electronic transfer form via email.
Then, you are going to log into Terra Dotta using the login credentials provided to you after making your deposit. Once you have successfully logged in, open the 'New International Students' menu option and select 'Transfer SEVIS Record to Harrisburg'.
Next you will need to read the information and then select 'Request':
Now you will need to complete the 'Request Electronic Recommendation' form. This is how you will send the electronic transfer form to your current International Student Advisor. You must enter the contact information for your advisor.
Then, complete the Student Questionnaire for Transfer In.
After you complete both the Recommendations and the Questionnaire sections, you will need to click SUBMIT at the top of the page.
Once you submit the request, an email message will be sent to your advisor with a link to the electronic SEVIS transfer form (there is no paper SEVIS transfer form).
The ISO will be unable to issue your new I-20 without this electronic transfer form completed by your advisor.
*Note: Once HU’s Add Drop period ends, students whose SEVIS records have not been transferred will be withdrawn from classes