Transfer Process

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Transfer Process

Before beginning the transfer process, a scholar must make an appointment to speak with the international scholar advisor.

A visiting scholar may transfer from one program sponsor to another if the purpose of the transfer is to complete the objective for which he or she was admitted to exchange visitor status, and if the scholar remains within the same participant category (for example short term scholar, research scholar, or visiting professor).

A transfer cannot take place without the approval of the transfer-out program.

Steps a scholar should take:

  • Make an appointment with the international scholar advisor/Responsible Officer or Alternate Responsible Officer at your current host sponsor institution to discuss situation and a possible "transfer effective date."
  • Obtain approval from host department supervisor
  • Obtain approval of a new sponsor
  • Submit "transfer out" form from current host sponsor institution
  • Submit "transfer in" form from new host sponsor institution
  • Obtain new DS-2019 at the new host sponsor institution after arrival and check in.


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Contact Information

Barbara Eckenfels

Executive Director of International Programs 936.294.4455 F116B
Dana Van De Walker
Recruiter and Special Programs Coordinator   936.294.2746  F116 D
Justin Ball
International Graduate Advisor   936.294.4607  F116 c

Pat Herrington

International Undergraduate Advisor  936.294.3892 F116F

Office of International Programs
Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-4737

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