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Transfer Students

This is for the F-1 students who are in the U.S. on a student F-1 status and would like to transfer to the IELI.


Here you will find information for international students transferring to Hunter College, IELI and complete the necessary forms following the instructions below.

1. Complete the Online application form 

2. Upon completion of the online application form, a link for payment will be emailed in 2-3 business days. The full payment of $2,325 ($2,100 tuition, $175 application fee, $25 registration fee, and $25 placement test fee) must be made to obtain an I-20 from us. *see tuition information here

3. Original Financial Documents - Bank statement in English with a minimum balance of $22,500 in the account (can be emailed in PDF). (an additional $8,000 must be added to this amount for a spouse or $8,000 for a child for dependent status)

 * If someone else is your financial sponsor (can be emailed in PDF)

  • Sponsor’s Bank Statement or Bank Letter in English with a minimum balance of $22,500
  • Affidavit of Support Form
  • Proof of income (Pay stub, W2, Job letter, Income Tax Return, etc..)

4. Copy of All Three Pages of All I-20 Forms From All Schools Attended in the U.S.

5. Copy F-1 Visa

6. Copy of the I-94 arrival stamp

After you submit the transfer application, you will receive an acceptance letter and transfer verification form from Hunter College IELI in 1 week once all documents listed above are received.

 *** New students must take a placement test and the class of their choice can be guaranteed only if they take the placement test at least two weeks prior to the start of classes.

Please contact the IELI international student office at if you have any questions.

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