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International Transfer Students

Instructions for Transferring Your I-20 to SBCC 

To transfer your I-20 to SBCC from another U.S. school to SBCC you must first be accepted to SBCC. Next, your Advisor/Designated School Official (DSO) at your current school needs you to provide the following:

  • Copy of your SBCC Offer of Admission 
  • Request to release your I-20 to SBCC

Your current Advisor/DSO will then work with you to choose a transfer release date. This is the date SBCC will have access to your I-20 SEVIS record. Several factors go into selecting this date:

  • Academic needs
  • Travel plans
  • SBCC program start date (refer to Welcome Week dates)
  • Transfer grace period

If you plan to travel outside of the U.S. during the break between schools, notify your SBCC Advisor/DSO to request a travel I-20. Provide your name, K#, and travel dates. If you wish to have your I-20 mailed to your home country via express mail, you can create a shipping label on

If you are not traveling, we will issue your SBCC I-20 at the end of your Welcome Week.