If you are a transfer student from another academic institution in the United States, you must contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at Polytechnic within 10 days of your registration to complete the necessary transfer procedure. At that time you will have to provide OISS with your NYU-Poly issued form I-20 in order to complete the transfer process. If you fail to comply with this procedure you will be in violation of immigration rules.
International students in the United States attending another SEVIS approved educational program admitted to Polytechnic are required to comply with the following procedure in order to receive an I-20/DS-2019 from NYU-Poly:
Students on Optional Practical Training should follow the “transfer” procedure outlined above with the school that authorized their post completion employment.
Individuals in the United States as dependents of a parent or spouse who is on an H, E, A, L, G non immigrant visa, may attend Polytechnic without changing their immigration status. However, they will not be eligible for certain benefits associated with the F-1 status such as on campus and off campus employment.
Individuals in the United States who are in B visa status are not eligible to begin their education unless they obtain an F-1 status. Moreover, in most cases, they will not be eligible to apply for a change of status in the United States, but will be required to return to their home country and apply for an F-1 visa status. Once they obtain an F-1 visa, they will be able to return to the United States to begin their degree program at Polytechnic.
Immigration rules prohibit individuals who are in the United States on F-2 visa status to enroll in educational programs. To ensure that immigration status is not violated prospective students in F-2 status must apply for a change of status to an F-1 category. They will be able to attend and enroll, only after the status has been changed and approved by USCIS. For information about changing status, please contact Office of International Students and Scholars. (international @poly.edu).
It takes approximately 60- 90 days for the USCIS to process an application for a change of status. You will need to plan very carefully and apply for a change of status early enough to ensure that it is approved before you are actually enroll at Polytechnic. In the event your status is not changed by the time the degree program begins, you may have to postpone the entrance until the following semester.