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Transfer to NYU

Transfer to NYU

Just got accepted to NYU? Congratulations! If you are already in the US as an F-1 or J-1 student at another institution, you must transfer your immigration sponsorship NYU. Follow these steps to learn how.

Step 1

Receive your admission letter (or electronic version) from NYU.

To be eligible for NYU sponsorship of F-1 or J-1 student status, you need to be accepted to a full-time academic program at NYU and have an official admission notice from NYU along with an NYU University ID number. If you are not yet admitted to NYU and have questions about how to apply, please visit NYU Admissions.

Step 2

Activate your NYU NetID and NYU Email.

  • If you don’t already know your NetID, learn your NYU NetID.
  • If you already know your NetID, go to start.nyu.edu to activate it.
  • Enter your NetID and click the “Start!” button.

Step 3

Are you a F-1 or J-1 Student?

F-1 Students Only:

You must have your current international student advisor release your F-1 record to NYU. In order to do this, when completing the application for an I-20 (below), you will need to provide the name and email address of an international student advisor at your current school. We will email you when your advisor has completed the transfer of your F-1 record. NYU can only issue an I-20 for you once your current school transfers your F-1 record to us. Be sure that the mailing address you provide to us in your application will continue to be valid until you receive your I-20.

NYU sevis codes:
  • For students transferring to Washington Square campus: NYC214F00169000
  • For students attending the School of Engineering Brooklyn Campus and CUSP: NYC214F00169003
J-1 Students Only:
Discuss your eligibility to transfer to NYU’s sponsorship with your current program sponsor.
  • If your current international student advisor determines that you are eligible to transfer to NYU, when completing the application for a DS-2019 (below), you will need to provide the name and email address of an international student advisor at your current school. We will email you when your advisor has completed the transfer of your J-1 record. NYU can only issue a DS-2019 for you once your current school transfers your J-1 record to us. Be sure that the mailing address you provide to us in your application will continue to be valid until you receive your DS-2019.
  • If your current international student advisor determines that you are NOT eligible to transfer to NYU, you will have to either depart and reenter the US or apply to change your status to F-1 prior to beginning your program at NYU.

Step 4

Complete your I-20 or DS-2019 Application.

Fill out the I-20/DS-2019 Application for Newly Admitted Students online. To access the application you will need to have your NYU ID number. This is the number you received from NYU that starts with "N" and is followed by 8 numbers, for example, N12345678. You will also need your NYUHome/email address and password. Review the application checklist to ensure you have all you need to successfully complete the online application.

*You must be logged into your NYU email account in order to access the application. If you're logged into your NYU account and you still have problems, please:

  • Make sure you have paid your tuition deposit to the NYU school you were admitted to.
  • If you have paid the deposit, wait 2 business days and try to access the application again at that time.
  • If you are still unable to access the application, please email newinternationalstudents@nyu.edu. Be sure to include your NYU ID number, NYU school of admission, and country of citizenship in your email message.

Step 5

Save your application and supporting documents for your records.

Keep a photocopy of your I-20/DS-2019 Application and all attached documents for your records.

Step 6

Receive your I-20/DS-2019.

Once we receive your application we will start working on your I-20 or DS-2019. We’ll email you if your application is missing anything so make sure to check your NYU email while you’re waiting for your document.

Approximately 2 weeks after submitting a complete application, you will receive your I-20 or DS-2019. Be sure to read all of the material we send you, as we will be sending you other important information you need to know!

For any newly admitted international student who is a citizen of one of the countries included in President Trump's January 27 Executive Order, we can issue an I-20 or DS-2019 if and when you apply for a document from our office, but you will be unable to apply for a visa during this time. If you are currently in the US at another college or university, you will still be able to transfer your SEVIS record to us during this time. Learn more about the Executive Order by clicking the link below.

Step 7

Learn More About Arriving at NYU.

Once your SEVIS record is transferred, you begin your studies at NYU. If you plan to travel outside of the US before you begin your program at NYU you can reenter the US with your new transfer I-20 from NYU.

Review what to do when you arrive to find out what you will need to do to successfully begin your program at NYU as an international student.