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Transfer Procedures To MTEC

When transferring from one school to another you need to be mindful of maintaining a lawful F-1 status.

When transferring to MTEC, you must first apply for admission. The admission process is stated below.

Applicant must complete the personal online Application for Admissions and email letter requesting a transfer I-20 to There is a $400 fee for MTEC to process a transfer I-20.

Include the following information in your letter of request:

  • Surname
  • Given Name
  • Name Listed on Passport
  • Preferred Name
  • Country of Birth
  • Country of Citizenship
  • Permanent Address in Home Country
  • US Address
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Date Applicant Intends to Start MTEC
  • The Credential Level Applicant Seeks:
    • i.e.- Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary I, or Elementary I-II
  • Site Location:
    • i.e.-San Leandro, San Mateo, or Sunnyvale

Include the following documents with applicant's letter of request:

  • Verification of financial means to support the applicant for the academic term of twelve months. This may come from a personal bank account statement from the applicant and/or a sponsor agreement to support applicant financially. The funding may come from several different sources but must total $17,000.00 USD.
    • All financial support documents must be in English, or with an official translation into English from the bank attached.
    • All bank statements and bank letters must be on bank letterhead and include the name of the account holder, account number, and specific amount of funds.
    • The name of the sponsor on the affidavit of support must match the name of the account holder on the bank statement or bank letter.
    • All funds must be readily accessible and liquid, such as savings accounts and checking accounts. Investments with fluctuating values are generally not recommended as viable proof of funds.
    • An F-1 student may not act as a sponsor for a fellow F-1 student.
    • The following are the types of sponsorship that an F-1 student can have with MTEC:
      • Affidavit of Support (Notarized)(Attached below)
      • Initial Entry – US Sponsor
        • Affidavit of Support (Notarized)
      • Initial Entry – Sponsor Abroad
        • Guarantee letter of support
      • Initial Entry – Self Sponsor
      • Transfer–In – Self Sponsor, US Sponsor, or Sponsor Abroad
        • Recent bank statement with appropriate amount of funds for duration of I-20
  • Three signed professional letters of reference
  • Copy of Current VISA
  • Personal signed Statement of Purpose
  • Copy of applicant's current I-20
  • Education documents:
    • Original degree certificates along with mark sheets.
    • Original Bachelor degree transcripts or High School diploma/GED
      • Foreign transcripts of college degrees must be evaluated by an outside agency to determine their equivalency to a United States degree. We recommend that adult learners obtain evaluations from members of NACES (, to ensure acceptance by AMS.
      • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required for acceptance into the Elementary I and Elementary I-II programs.
    • Relevant test scores, e.g. TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT, or LSAT
      • MTEC does not require applicants to take any of the above tests, however, the Embassy strongly recommends that all student visa applicants provide standardized test scores.

If all of the information required is NOT submitted all at once, we will not process the request. Additional time spent assembling material not provided in the primary submission will be billed at our hourly rate of $95.00.

If all of the information is provided, and the applicant is admitted to the MTEC credential program ( an interview is required), then MTEC provide the applicant a transfer form and a letter of acceptance that may take to the applicant's current school.

Notify your current school's international office of your intention to transfer. Your adviser will then transfer your SEVIS record to MTEC. Only your current school has access to your SEVIS record, therefore, MTEC cannot issue you an I-20 until your SEVIS record is transferred.