What do international students worry most about in the United States? One of the answers must have been ‘expelled from an American university’. Once an international student is expelled from the school, he/she not only faces the identity crisis of F1 student visa invalidation and urgent transfer, but also may lose the opportunity to study or even travel to the United States if he/she is not properly handled. The following small series will be detailed for you to introduce the emergency transfer of foreign students in the United States need what process?
So what should an international student do when he or she is expelled from school? We can summarize the reasonable methods to cope with expulsion as follows: 1. Appeal (to seek opportunities from the original school), 2. Transfer (to transfer urgently to keep the student’s identity), and 3. One of the most critical steps is the urgent transfer of students, because the legal status in the United States is the top priority for international students. No matter whether students can appeal or not, the result of appeal, the urgent transfer of students can ensure that the student visa is valid and they will not become “unregistered” or be repatriated.
The biggest difference between urgent transfer and general transfer lies in “timeliness”. When the school notifies the expulsion decision, it will inform the student of the expiration date of the i-20 form. Ideally, the expiration date would be a few working days later than the notice date, giving the student a few days’ grace period. Students need to seize the opportunity to complete the following important steps in just a few days:
1. Try to appeal to the original college
Even if the emergency transfer has begun, you can also try to appeal to the original school. On the one hand, appeal is likely to reduce the punishment for students to win the opportunity to stay in our school. On the other hand, even if the appeal is not successful, the status of middle school students in the process of handling the appeal will generally be maintained, which will also win more transfer time for students.
2. Search and determine the transfer target schools
“School selection” is the most important step in the urgent transfer process, and also the most difficult step for students. As we all know, most American schools, whether they are high schools or universities, have specific “application deadlines” and are not ready to accept and approve applications anytime and anywhere. For students in an emergency transfer, it’s best to choose a school with “Rolling Admissions.” “Rolling admission” schools accept applications even after the semester has begun. In addition, the selection of the target school for urgent transfer depends on whether the school enrollment and international student office communicate efficiently and give timely feedback. If you are not assured, you can also apply for more than one school. After all, schools that are slow to answer phone calls, emails and admissions at this point can really miss the boat.
3. Completed the transfer application and got the offer
Students should truthfully communicate with the target school about their situation, carefully ask the application materials required by the school, and provide the application materials as soon as possible to obtain the admission of the school. If there are missing materials, you can first try to win admission to the school, and then fill in the missing materials.
Transfer SEVIS to a new school
Admission to a new school does not automatically extend a student’s F1 status. Students must apply to their current school’s office of international students and transfer SEVIS to a new school. In the process of contacting the international student office of the school, students must play an active leading role, fill in the information transfer form as soon as possible, provide the admission notice, contact information and code information of the new school, and timely inquire and follow up.
5. Get the new i-20 form
After receiving SEVIS, the new school will be able to issue a new i-20. The receipt of the i-20 marks a successful transfer and the successful maintenance of F1 student status. The legal stay of students in the United States will be subject to the new i-20.
However, not all students are lucky enough to receive a “grace period” when they receive a notice of expulsion. Some schools will terminate i-20 on notice day, and the student’s status in the United States will cease immediately. At this time, in addition to completing the transfer application and getting the offer as soon as possible, students also need to apply for a new i-20 and register a new SEVIS number. The student can then be reinstated through an “exit/entry” or a “reinstatement” to return to campus.
In most cases, students choose professional agencies and advisors to help them with emergency transfers. This is because there are many hidden crises and uncertainties in the emergency transfer process. Students often deal with being expelled for the first time and lack of experience. However, the external pressure from family and internal psychological pressure are already heavy enough. It is difficult to ensure that they have enough energy and brain power to deal with every detail. The advantages of professional organizations are mainly reflected in the following aspects.
1. Strong college resource network.
Sifting through schools and completing applications in just a few days seems like an impossible task. This has led some students to rush to schools that offer “no classes, only a fee and an identity” online. Professional institutions have a strong network of college resources throughout the United States, and partner schools must be formal and qualified. Cooperative institutions can issue admission notice in the shortest time to help students complete transfer.
2. Experienced consultant team
In the process of urgent transfer, the role of professional adviser cannot be underestimated. Expelled students face “internal problems and external threats”, feel helpless themselves, and bear the worry or criticism from their parents back home. At this time, a “battlelike” counselor can not only calm the anxiety of students and parents with real cases and mature communication skills, but also analyze the current situation rationally and help students prepare all kinds of materials quickly.
3. Professional legal support
To deal with the urgent transfer of schools, it is not only necessary for the organization to be experienced, but also necessary for the organization to have certain legal knowledge and professional legal support. Many institutions consult with U.S. attorneys who specialize in immigration and study abroad to ensure that the advice they give in the event of an emergency transfer maximizes the legitimate interests of the student.
4. Follow-up promotion and secondary transfer
An urgent transfer and student status is just one step towards resolving the crisis of studying abroad. The higher goal is to learn lessons from the crisis, improve academic performance and ensure a smooth life in the future. Professional institutions can also help students to analyze the reasons for expulsion deeply after the transfer, put forward systematic improvement plans, and guide students to constantly adjust their status in practice. Many students not only do well academically after transfer, but also move on to more desirable schools through secondary transfers.
“Being expelled from school” may be a nightmare, but it’s not necessarily the end of studying abroad, nor is it a failure in one’s life. I hope that more students can make a turn for their studies through a smooth and urgent transfer. I also hope that the urgent transfer can become an opportunity for students to work harder, be more brave and cherish the life of studying in the United States.
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