F-1 Transfer Students

Transferring to Seminole State

An F-1 student is eligible to transfer to Seminole State College if they are in valid F-1 status at the time of transfer. F-1 students have 60 days after the completion of their program or the completion of their Optional Practical Training (OPT) to request a transfer to another institution. 

There can be no more than a five-month gap between schools from the last date of attendance or the last day of OPT, whichever is later. 

Follow the steps to apply for admission as an international student to Seminole State College. You will need to submit a copy of your passport and visa, financial documentation and transcripts.

After your admission to Seminole State College is processed, you will need to complete a Transfer-In form   with your current institution's DSO to arrange the transfer date of your SEVIS record and I-20. 

Transfer Student Deadlines

SemesterRegular Admission12-Week Admission*
Fall (August - December)August 1September 1
Spring (January - April)December 15January 20
Summer (May - July)May 1Not offered

*12 week session is an accelerated session beginning about four weeks after the semester start date. International students must meet the following requirements to begin in 12-week session:

  • Transfer transcripts and F1 documentation must be on file by the admission deadline. 
  • Successful completion of at least one semester of college in the U.S.
  • Earned credit for both a college level English (ENC 1101) and a college level Math course.

Transferring from Seminole State

If you are transferring to another institution and need your SEVIS record and I-20 transferred, you must complete a Transfer Out form  and provide us with a copy of your acceptance letter to your next institution. 

Any additional paperwork requested by the institution can be emailed to international@seminolestate.edu, or you can make an appointment with the International Student Office.


100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773

Future Students: Call or Text 407.708.2398
Current Students: email International@seminolestate.edu