How to Transfer Immigration Sponsorship to Temple University

Steps for F-1 Visa Holders:

  1. First you must be officially admitted to Temple University or the Intensive English Language Program
  2. Apply for an I-20 from Temple University.
  3. Contact the International Student Advisor at your current school. Ask to have your SEVIS record released to Temple University.
    • Temple's SEVIS School Code is PHI214F00504000
    • For the Dental, Pharmacy or Medical School, use code PHI214F00504002
    • For the Podiatry School, use code PHI214F00504003  
  4. Follow any instructions you are given to request that your SEVIS record be transferred to Temple University.
    • If your school requires a "transfer recommendation form" to release your SEVIS record to Temple University. You may download it Here.
  5. You and the international student advisor should decide on the release date of your SEVIS record. You should consider:
    • Whether or not you want to work on their campus during the summer
    • Whether or not you are authorized for OPT
    • Whether or not you are authorized for CPT
    • Whether or not you want to travel during the summer
  6. Your I-20 will be emailed to you once ISSS has a complete application and the SEVIS release date has passed.