Request a Transfer I-20 as a Current F-1 Student

We are excited for you to start your education at Marymount University! If you are a student with an active F-1 student visa and you currently hold a Form I-20 from another U.S. institution, you must arrange for the transfer of your SEVIS record to Marymount and obtain a Form I-20 from Marymount.

If you are transferring their SEVIS record from another institution or a language school, then you will need to follow additional steps.

Students transferring from another US school should provide:

  • Copies of previous visas
  • Their most recent I-94
  • Most recent previous I-20 (Applicable for current F-1 at another US institution)

In addition to the regular I-20 request on the ISSS portal, students will need to complete the “Transfer In” request located in Tab 2 of the ISSS portal to transfer their current  active SEVIS record to MU. You will need:

  • Your International Advisor (DSO)’s email from your current institution
  • Your advisor must verify and sign your transfer request
  • Your Current school name and SEVIS Code (found in your current I-20)
  • Marymount’s SEVIS School code:  WAS 214F00223000

Please discuss the SEVIS transfer process and your current immigration status with your current international student office. You may need to submit a copy of your MU acceptance letter to the international student office at your current school in addition to this electronic request.


Follow These Steps for an I-20

  1. Confirm that you will be attending Marymount and pay the $500 deposit.
  2. Three to five days after students pay the deposit, they will receive an email with a link to access the ISSS portal, where they will be able to initiate the I-20 request. You can read how to do that by clicking this Tutorial: How to request an I-20.
  3. Students should generate their MU account prior to logging into this portal.
  4. Once in the ISSS portal, students will be prompted with a series of questions needed for immigration, and will be asked to upload the following documents:
  • Copy of passport
  • Declaration of Finances
  • An official copy of the bank statement showing the total amounts below based on your program including tuition, housing (regardless of on or off-campus), health insurance, food, and more*. Please note that the financial requirement is mandated by Homeland Security.
  • For students sponsored by their government or other institutions, a financial guarantee from their sponsor that should be valid within the next year.
Category/ Program  Undergraduate programs Business- Technology Graduate Education Graduate program Other Graduate Program Doctor of Physical Therapy
Tuition 36,145 21,761 17,171 21,581 40.470
Housing 14,686 16,980 16,980 16,980 16,980
Transportation, books, supplies 6,250 6,250 6,250 6,250 6,250
Total in US Dollar ($) 57,081 44,991 40,671 44,811 63,700

*If you have been awarded a scholarship or a Graduate assistantship from Marymount, you may deduct the scholarship amount and demonstrate the remaining funds in a bank statement plus the letter that confirms the award.

Students who are bringing dependents

F-1 students can only bring a spouse and /or their own children as dependents. If you have dependents accompanying you, please have their passports and official translations of marriage and/or birth certificates for each member, to be uploaded in the ISSS portal at the time you are completing the I-20 request.

In addition to the amounts above, students with dependents should demonstrate additional funding of $9,375 to support a spouse and $ 6,250 per child.

I-20 Processing Time

Upon receiving all completed documents, the processing time for an I-20 typically takes 5 to 10 business days. If your documentation is incomplete, you will be contacted by a staff member.

If you have further questions or need assistance using the portal, please contact International Student and Scholar Services at iss@marymount.edu or call at 703-526-6922

To learn how to renew your Visa as an F-1 Student if needed, click here.