Transferring Schools While on Student Visa in USA
To transfer to another school, the student must complete a new I-20 form and submit it to the designated student officer at the new school. This must be within 15 days of beginning class at the new school. The designated student officer of the new school who must then send a copy to the officer at the first school and to the USCIS must endorse the I-20. This must be done within 30 days of receiving the I-20 from the student. If the foreign student had employment authorization, it is terminated upon a change of schools.

A similar process is required to change the educational program within the same institution. However, the student will not lose the employment authorization in this case.