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J-1 Program Transfers

A J-1 student who is maintaining status may transfer from one J-1 Exchange Visitor Program to another by following the procedures described below.

Transfer to Boston University's J Program

J-1 students whose Form DS-2019 was issued by a J program sponsor other than Boston University (as indicated in section 2 of their DS-2019), may transfer to Boston University's J program as long as they are admitted to the University for full-time study, have sufficient funding, and have been released by their previous J program sponsor.

Transfer from Boston University's J Program

J-1 students who are in the U.S. on a Boston University DS-2019, but wish to transfer to another J-1 program, must request authorization from the ISSO even if they will continue to study at Boston University.  J-1 students who wish to transfer to another J-1 program in order to continue study at another U.S. school must request authorization from the ISSO before beginning study at the new school.

 

ISSO
Boston University
February 28, 2005

Boston University International Students & Scholars Office