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Transfer Guide

Only if you are transferring from a College or University within the United States

The required steps and documents needed to apply for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 are listed below. Review each step carefully

If you intend to apply for admissions to Medgar Evers College, you must complete the application before the deadlines:

  • Fall semester: February 1
  • Spring semester: October 1

Note: applications submitted after the deadline dates may be considered for the following semester.

To complete the application you will need:

A completed transfer application for admission ns

A $70.00 processing fee paid online (credit/debit card) or with a bank money order (made out to University Application Processing Center or UAPC) mailed to the address listed on the application.

Official transcripts or certified copies from all secondary/high schools and universities attended. Records must include the subjects studied, grades/ marks attained, an explanation n of the grading system on the school / university official letterhead. Additional acceptable documents:

  • The University issued “mark sheet” (Bangladesh, India and Pakistan)
  • The “indeks” (Poland)
  • The prilozhenie k dyplomu {diploma addendum} (Russia and former Soviet Republic countries)
  • The “releve de notes” (France)
  • The “General Certificate of Education Examination” (United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries)
  • The “Caribbean Examination Council {CXC} Secondary Education Certificate (Caribbean Countries)
  • The “West African Examination Council” notification of result certificate (West African Countries)

External examination results and school leaving certificates MUST also be included. If the educational documents are not written in English, the records should be submitted in the original language and must be accompanied by the English translation. It is not necessary to submit evaluation of documents by a third party, the City University of New York (CUNY) will complete the evaluation of your academic records. Documents submitted will become property of the University.

If you are uncertain of the documents to be submitted as proof of secondary school /college completion and credits, contact the City University of New York (CUNY) welcome center at (212) 997 – 2869 or

English proficiency is required for acceptance. If English is not your native language or not your language of instruction, you must take and pass either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Test System (IELTS) with a minimum score of:

  • Internet-Based TOEFL
  • Computer Based TOEFL
  • Paper Based TOEFL
  • IELTS Equivalent
  • 52 or better
  • 170 or better
  • 470 or better
  • 5.5 or better

To ensure that your application processed in a timely manner submit all required documents and fees together either electronically or to the University Application Processing Center at the address listed on the application.

The normal processing time for application is eight (8) to ten (10) weeks. If you do not receive any communication after the processing period you may check the status of your application by contacting the University Application Processing Center (UAPC) at (212) 997-2869 or

Once your application and academic documents have been reviewed and approved by UAPC, your information will be electronically forwarded to Medgar Evers College. The office of Admissions at Medgar Evers College will forward you the letter of acceptance along with the application for the certificate of eligibility (Form I-20).

Note: the process for your student visa begins after you are accepted to Medgar Evers College.

Once you have been accepted to Medgar Evers College and receive the acceptance letter (email) notification, you will then need to prove to the United States government that you meet the financial obligations of pursuing a full course of study for at least one academic year. Proof of your financial ability is documented in the form of the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20).

In order to obtain the I-20 you will need to submit the Application for the Form I-20 along with:

  • The statement of eligibility
  • Supporting financial documents (not older than three months from the date of submission)
  • The affidavit(s) of financial support

Note: all I-20 applications and supporting financial documents must be dated less than six months prior to your first day of enrollment at Medgar Evers College.

Students obtaining F-1 visas are not eligible for U.S federal or state financial assistance.

Once you have received the acceptance letter (via email) from Medgar Evers College you must request the Transfer Verification Form from the International Student Advisor to the Advisor of the previous school so that your SEVIS record may be electronically transferred to Medgar Evers College.

If any problem arises to prevent your SEVIS record from being electronically transferred, contact the International Student Advisor, Ms. Joylyn Phillip-Ndiaye at (718) 270-4893/6024 or by email at

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires all F-1 visa applicants to pay a $200.00 USD onetime fee. The purpose of this fee is to supplement the cost of maintaining the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

The fee must be paid three business days prior to applying for your student visa, or applying for admissions at a United States port of entry (for those who are exempt from the visa requirement). The fee can be paid to the DHS by mail or online by you or a third party within or outside the United States and must be accompanies by the Form I-901.

Options of paying the SEVIS Fee:

Payment by mail:

You may log on to, complete the form online, print it out and mail with the fee to the address below. The completed form I-901 and the check or money order made out to

(I-901 Student/Exchange Visitor Processing Fee) to:

I-901 Student/ Exchange Visitor Processing Fee P.O Box 970020 St. Louis, MO 63197-0020

Express Mail fee and Form I-901 are to be sent to:

I-901 Student/ Exchange Visitor Processing Fee 1005 Convention Plaza St. Louis, MO 63101

Note: Be sure that your name and SEVIS identification number (begins with an N upper left hand corner of the I-20) are written on the check or money order.

Online Payment:

You may complete the Form I-901 and pay electronically with a credit or debit card at

Once you have been accepted to Medgar Evers College, your college transcript(s) will be evaluated for credits toward your Medgar Evers College degree. Third party evaluations are not accepted.

As a matriculated student at Medgar Evers College, it is mandatory that you attend the new international student orientation on academic and SEVIS procedures and regulation ns. Failure to attend the orientation will result in a hold on your ability to register for classes.

As an accepted student to Medgar Evers College, before registering for classes you will need to:

  • Submit your immunization records to the Office of Health Services (S 217)
  • Take the CUNY Placement Skills Assessment Examination ( mandatory for freshman student/ transfer students will be notified if they need to take the test)
  • In order to maintain your F-1 status, you must register for a minimum of twelve credits every spring and fall semester. Failure to do so is a direct violation of your non-immigrant F-1 status.