Leaving Eastern

Leaving Eastern

Transfer to another US institution

  1. International Students can choose to transfer to another school(college or University) to further their degree program but the student must visit the International Student Office to notify us.
  2. International students must know that the new school cannot issue the I-20 until you have completed the necessary procedures then your Student and Exchange Visitor Information system (SEVIS) records will be transferred to the new school.
  3. At the time of requesting for transfer of your SEVIS records, make sure that your account is up to date
  4. The new program of study must begin within five months of the completion of studies dated on your I-20. However, the student must leave the country and re-enter to begin the new program if the program happens to begin later than five months.
  5. In addition, the student must transfer before the end of the 60-days period after the completion of studies dated on your I-20.

After Graduation
Change to another non-immigrant or immigrant status

  1. International students who have completed their program of study must update their immigration status.
  2. Only eligible students must change to another non-immigrant or immigrant classification.
  3. Please note that applications to change status must be completed and submitted before the need of the 60-day grace period after the date of the completion of studies on you I-20 form.

Departure from U.S.

  1. All international students who have completed their program of study must complete the departure Form and submit it to the International Student Office.
  2. Students who have completed their program of study must leave the country before the end of the 60-day grace period on the I-20 form, with the exception of those who applied for OPT, transferred to another school or applied to change their immigration status.
  3. International Students that have left the country after the completion of their program of study must not re-enter the United States using their Eastern I-20 and F-1 student documents

Moving Options
Change to another non-immigrant or immigrant status

  1. Students can choose to move their stuff from the dorm or house and store in a local storage facility or shipped to their various countries.
  2. Depending on what the student is shipping and to what country, the shipping rate might vary. Make sure to choose the safest form so your property is not lost.

Donating

  1. We highly encourage International Students to donate and give to someone in need instead of throwing away their stuff.
  2. International Students can donate anything like clothing & shoes at the Salvation Army Thrift Store (86 Storrs Rd, Willimantic, CT 06226 or call at (860) 423-3318).
  3. However, if the students have non-perishable items (canned foods, toiletries, lotion, shampoo, soap) that are unopened: it can be donated to their local soup kitchen or to the Covenant Soup Kitchen(220 Valley St, Willimantic, CT 06226 or call (860) 423-1643) and also book donations to the Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc. (88 Jackson Street, P.O. Box 884, Willimantic, CT 06226 or call (860-423-7719).