Transfer of schools
Transfer of Schools
An M-1 student who is maintaining status may transfer to another INS approved school by following the procedures listed below. An M-1 student who was not pursuing a full course of study at the school he or she was last authorized to attend is ineligible for school transfer and must apply for reinstatement. Procedures to affect a transfer of school, are as follows:
The student must inform the school that he/she is presently attending of his/her intention to transfer.
• The student must obtain a new Form I-20 A/B from the school he or she plans to attend.
• The student must enroll in the new school in the first term after leaving the previous school or the first term after vacation.
• The Acting Studio at Edgemar will prepare a new I-20 A/B reflecting the transfer. This must occur within 15 days after the first day of classes.
• The student must submit a copy of his or her current I-20 A/B to the Office of International Programs at the new school. The new school will notify INS of your transfer.
A student may also accomplish the procedure for school transfer through his or her re-entry to the United States from abroad. Such a student should obtain a Form I-20 A/B executed by the new school for the new program and use it for obtaining a new visa, if necessary, and for presentation at the port of entry. A student following this alternative is bound by the same application deadlines as if applying in the United States.
An M-1 student may attend another school during an authorized vacation period without applying for transfer provided he or she is eligible and intends to register for the next term at the authorized school.
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