This page is for students who are coming to UConn to start a new program for the first time. Students who are currently at UConn, recent graduates, or students who are returning to UConn after a break, should use a different application. Learn more here.
What You Will Need
- UConn NetID and password. (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have been admitted to UConn, but have not received your NetID information or have problems with activation.)
Prepare electronic copies (.pdf or .jpg) of the required support documents listed below.
2. Copy of passport(s) for you and any family members who require F-2/J-2 visas.
3. Completed and signed International Student Financial Declaration Form.
5. If you are currently in the U.S.: Copies of your current immigration documents (for example, I-20/DS-2019 if currently in F or J status, or I-94 with status expiration date, if holding another visa status).
6. If you are in the U.S. with an F/J visa and will transfer your SEVIS record to UConn, complete the SEVIS Transfer Release Form with your current school’s DSO/ARO. You may upload the completed SEVIS Transfer Form with your online I-20/DS-2019 Request OR your current school can send to us directly. UConn will not issue your new Form I-20 until after your current school releases your SEVIS record.
Your I-20/DS-2019 will only be issued after the Graduate School has received all required documents to finalize your admission. Questions? Visit the Graduate School’s International Student FAQ page.
Graduate Assistants: If your attendance at UConn depends on receipt of a Graduate Assistantship, please wait until you receive a Graduate Assistantship award letter from your academic department before submitting your I-20 request.
When to apply for the Form I-20/DS-2019
Exchange Students: Submit your DS-2019 request by June 1 for fall term or by December 1 for spring term.
If you are already in the U.S. on a visa: I-20/DS-2019 forms issued for change of status purpose must be requested at least 4 months before the semester you wish to begin F-1/J-1 status. If you will travel abroad to change status, you will be issued a standard I-20/DS-2019 and should request by the deadline below. The deadline to request a change of status I-20 with Fall 19 start date is April 20th.
All other students: Submit your I-20/DS-2019 request to ISSS at least one month before the semester that you will begin your program.
How will my I-20 be sent to me?
Graduate students admitted to the Storrs Campus will have their I-20s mailed by their academic department. All other students will pay for express shipping directly through Undergraduate Admissions or ISSS. Students who will have I-20s shipped from ISSS will receive shipping instructions by email.
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