Transfer Out of Highline
***All students who plan to leave Highline for any reason must fill
out an ISP
Transfer Out and Exit Form.***
If you are transferring to a university, please follow the
1) Research schools on the web or contact the admissions office
for materials to be mailed to your home.
2) Look for admission requirements such as minimum GPA and/or
English proficiency to ensure you are qualified.
3) Review the step-by-step application process for your new
- Every school has a little different process. Note, for
example, that some universities only accept online applications.
Pay attention to the details!
- We recommend that transfer students apply to at least 3
universities: the dream school, the good school, and a back-up
school that you know you can enter.
4) Apply for admission as early as possible.
- Check the Transfer Center's "Transfer
Timeline and Checklist" to help you plan ahead.
- Most students apply for admission before they complete their
courses at Highline. There is usually a place to write
down the courses in progress or classes you plan to take.
If you wait until you finish your classes before you apply for
admission, it's too late!
5) Submit your application materials such as bank statements and
home country transcripts.
- Any documents given to Highline in the past are kept in our
files, and cannot be sent to another school. Ask for new
copies from your bank or high school/college.
6) After you have been granted admission, and after you have
decided which university to attend, please
fill out an ISP
Transfer Out and Exit
Form so the advisor can transfer your SEVIS record to the new
- Be sure to confirm that the new school has accepted you into their English or academic program.
- The ISP advisor will release your record in SEVIS to your new college/university after the grades are posted for your current quarter of study, or
after graduation. We are not able to release a student early.
- Your new school will issue you a new I-20 and acceptance packet. Be sure that the new school has a current address
to which to send your new I-20 in the U.S. or in your home country.
- Once your information is released in SEVIS, the new school has control over your I-20 and immigration record.
- Government rules state that students who cannot begin class
at the new school within 5 months of finishing their previous
program must leave the United States during the break time.
If a student can begin their program within 5 months, he or she
can remain inside the United States.
- Students must have their record transferred to the new
school within 60 days of their program end date.
Last Updated January 2017