If you change majors, or if you change programs to a higher or lower degree level you will need a new I-20 from the OGS. Read on for details on how to get a new I-20 depending on your situation.
J-1 students sponsored by NYU who will change programs must speak with an OGS advisor once admitted to a new program.
Students dropping to a lower degree level must speak with an OGS advisor during our walk-in advising hours about this change.
We will issue a new I-20 for you once the information is in Albert (typically two months after the start of the semester that your new major takes effect). You won’t need to submit anything to the OGS. We will email you when your new I-20 is ready. If you think you will need more time to finish your degree because of your change in major, be sure to review our information on extending your program.
Complete the F-1 Change of Program Request Form to update your immigration record and get a new I-20.
Note: If you are authorized for OPT, it automatically ends when you begin study at another educational level.
Complete the F-1 Internal Transfer Request Form between Washington Square and Brooklyn to transfer your immigration record and get a new I-20.
Complete the F-1 Internal Transfer Request Form between NYU DC and NYU Washington Square to transfer your immigration record and get a new I-20.
Please compile these documents:
When you compile these documents, please scan them, and save them as a single pdf file.
You should email the file to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you will begin your program at the Tandon School of Engineering, email the file to email@example.com.
Please write on the subject line: "I-20 application ALI to OGS transfer."