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International Transfers at San Jacinto College

Looking for a quality, affordable American education that will open academic and professional doors? We've got you covered. Follow our comprehensive guide to make your transfer process smooth and stress-free, while maintaining your F-1 visa status and securing a bright academic future.

Transfer Steps

When transferring from San Jacinto College to another institution, it's crucial to follow the necessary steps for a smooth and successful transition.

Earning an associate degree before transferring offers numerous advantages. However, if that's not feasible, International Student Services can tailor a plan to help you achieve your goals.
  1. Consult with International Student Services

    • Your current San Jacinto College program
    • Transfer objectives and questions, assisting you in developing an action plan
    • Your existing SEVIS record to assess your F-1 status and crucial dates
    Remember that dates and deadlines are of utmost importance. You have a 60-day grace period to transfer out after a semester ends. Make sure not to exceed this period, as it may result in termination of your F-1 status. To maintain F-1 status, transfer to an SEVP approved institution

  2. Research Your Transfer Destination

    • Review the admission deadlines and initiate the transfer out process early
    • Schedule a meeting with their international office to learn about the international admission process and required documents
    • Investigate scholarship and financial aid opportunities for international students, such as the Foreign TASFA in Texas

  3. Transfer Out

    After receiving your acceptance letter, submit it to International Student Services, including your full name and San Jac student ID number (G#). An international acceptance letter is required unless the institution doesn't provide one.

  4. Connect with the International Office

    Congratulations! Now is the time to review your next steps for advising and enrollment of classes with the international office at your new institution. Embrace this exciting chapter and set yourself up for academic success.

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Simplify Your International Transfer

By following our step-by-step guide for international transfers at San Jacinto College, you can ensure a seamless transition to your new institution, keeping your F-1 visa status intact and paving the way for academic success.