Students who leave the university for one or more semesters (except for those who are not enrolled for only the summer terms) must usually apply for a new I-20 if they
transferred to another institution and are returning to Baylor
were removed from the university due to some academic or behavior sanction
if they have been gone from the institution for more than 5 months.
Prior to contacting the Center for Global Engagement, the student must complete Baylor University’s Reactivation Process which can be found HERE or on the Registrar’s webpage or by contacting the student’s academic advisor. Once the student has been reactivated, he or she may contact Baylor ISSS about getting a new I-20 which involves proving financial resources again.
For students on a Leave of Absence who intend to return within 5 months, a DSO may request that the SEVIS record be reactivated and generate a new I-20 with the previous SEVIS ID number. Reactivation of a SEVIS Record is different than reactivation of the Baylor record and it is at the discretion of USCIS. Please review the Leave of Absence Policy.
The student should first contact admissions and their academic program about returning to Baylor.
The student must complete the Reactivation Process set up by Baylor’s Registrar Office.
The student should contact Baylor’s Center for Global Engagement to request a new I-20 (or reactivation of a previous I-20 if the student made arrangements for that before withdrawing).
The ISSS staff will work with the student to get them an I-20.