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Transfer to OU

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) would like to welcome you to Oakland University. Your current university/college may ask for a copy of your admission letter to OU. If you provide our office with an e-mail address or fax number and to whom the admission letter should be sent, we will fax/e-mail a copy to your current university/college.

Please note that Oakland University will not issue your new SEVIS I-20 until your current university/college releases you in SEVIS. This process will take place after the last day of class at your current university/college. You will need to contact your current International Office and remind them that you are transferring to Oakland University. You also must complete either the Undegraduate Transfer In Form or Graduate Transfer In Form and fax it to Oakland University's Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Admissions office. The fax numbers are available on the Transfer In Forms. At that time, your SEVIS record will need to be transferred in SEVIS as soon as possible. Please call (248) 370-3358 or e-mail as soon as your current International Office has notified you of your SEVIS record being transferred out and provide the ISSO with your name, current university/college that you are attending and the date of your record being transferred in SEVIS. Once this process has been completed, our office will issue you a new I-20 from Oakland University.

As long as you have been in contact with our office and followed the above process your transfer should be completed in a normal amount of time.

Please note that you must attend the International Orientation on August 28 & 29, 2014 if you are starting at OU in fall, at which time you either will receive your I-20, or if there is some minor issue that needs to be worked out with your previous university/college, our office will take care of the problem. You must attend your classes at Oakland University beginning Fall Sept. 3 at 5:00p.m.. Once our office has issued your new SEVIS I-20, we will e-mail you to inform you when to stop by our office to sign and pick up the new I-20. If you have any questions regarding this process, please call (248) 370-3358 or e-mail

All of us in the International Students and Scholars Office look forward to meeting you at orientation.