When an international student in F-1 status progresses from one program of study to another (English Language Institute to a Bachelor’s or Master’s, or a Bachelor’s to Master’s) it must be approved in SEVIS and reflected on a new Form I-20.
THE OFFICE OF GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT NEEDS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO PROCESS A CHANGE OF LEVEL REQUEST:
- A completed Change of Level Form
- Confirmation of admission to the new level
- A new estimated program end date
- New financial documentation
If you plan to change your level from the English Language Institute to your intended bachelor's or master's degree, you must be admitted into your program of study at the university.
If you plan to change your level from bachelor’s to a graduate program at UNCP, you must apply to the Graduate School and be offered admission to a particular program.