SEVIS Transfer To UConn

Students coming to UConn from another school in the U.S. will need to transfer their SEVIS record from their current school to UConn.  This includes the following types of students:

  • New freshman after completing a U.S. high school diploma.
  • New graduate student after completing a degree from another U.S. university.
  • Undergraduate transfer student, transferring to UConn from another U.S. university mid-program
  • Graduate transfer students coming to UConn from another university mid-program
  • Students currently in the U.S. on post-completion OPT through another University, starting a new program at UConn.

Eligibility for SEVIS Transfer

In order to be eligible for a SEVIS Transfer you must meet the following requirements.

  1. Receive Admission from an admission office at the University of Connecticut.
  2. Your current school must transfer your SEVIS record before the end of your 60 day grace period.
  3. Your UConn program must begin within 5 months of your last date of study or OPT work.
  4. You must have been maintaining your legal F-1/J-1 status prior to transferring.  If your current SEVIS record is not in “active” status, your DSO/ARO at your current school must contact UConn International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) before transfer.
  5. J-1 Students must consult with their current ARO and UConn International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)prior to requesting transfer of SEVIS record to determine eligibility for transfer.

Transfer Process

  1. Receive Admission from an admission office at the University of Connecticut.
  2. Request that your current school transfer your active F-1 SEVIS record in a timely fashion. Consult with your DSO for appropriate transfer timing.  J-1 Students: consult with your ARO and UConn International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) to determine proper SEVIS transfer timing.
  3. Submit the SEVIS Transfer Release Form along with completed Financial Declaration Form and funding support documentation to the appropriate UConn office:
    • Undergraduate Students (freshman and transfer admissions) submit transfer release form to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Fax: 860-486-1476 or Email: internationaladmissions@uconn.edu
  4. Your International Advisor will complete the transfer process in SEVIS.  PLEASE NOTE:  The University of Connecticut has multiple campuses and SEVIS school codes.  Please choose the appropriate school code based on the campus of your admission (see admission letter).

 For F-1 students:

University of Connecticut Storrs BOS214F10146000* Main Campus
University of Connecticut Stamford BOS214F10146001
University of Connecticut Avery Point BOS214F10146002
University of Connecticut Waterbury BOS214F10146003
University of Connecticut Law School BOS214F10146004
University of Connecticut American English Language Institute BOS214F10146005
University of Connecticut Greater Harford BOS214F10146006
University of Connecticut Torrington BOS214F10146007
University of Connecticut Graduate Business Learning Center – Harford BOS214F10146008

For J-1 students:

University of Connecticut              P-1-00710

Students with Inactive SEVIS records

If your SEVIS record is currently in TERMINATED, COMPLETED, INVALID or NO SHOW status, please do not have your current school transfer your record.  Please advise your current DSO/ARO (International Student Advisor) to contact International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) at 860-486-3855 or international@uconn.edu.