International Admitted Student Checklist
You're In. So, what's next?
Pay Your Enrollment Deposit Fee
Your place at UConn is secured by completing your Reply Form found in your applicant portal and submitting the $400 non-refundable enrollment deposit fee by May 1. If you are admitted after May 1, your deposit fee is due within two weeks of the date marked on your acceptance letter. Your enrollment deposit fee confirms your commitment to attend the University of Connecticut and is applied toward your orientation program. Your enrollment deposit fee is not applied directly to your tuition.
Form I-20 Process and ISSS Portal
The Form I-20 will enable you to apply for the F-1 visa necessary to study in the United States. The F-1 application should be completed immediately as it is difficult to determine the length of time for processing. We will issue the Form I-20 and your official letter of admission after your supporting documents and enrollment deposit are received through the ISSS Portal. In order to provide the most accurate information, please allow 24 hours from submitting your enrollment deposit to access the ISSS Portal.
Prepare electronic copies (.pdf or .jpg) of the required documents listed below. All documents must be named as "YOUR FAMILY NAME, your given name-item name" (e.g. SMITH, John - passport). Previously submitted documents as part of the application for admission will not be considered.
- Copy of passport
- Completed and signed Financial Declaration Form
- Financial support document indicating source of expected funding (e.g. bank statement issued after February 1, 2019 in English, personal sponsor) to show you can meet estimated costs for first year of program
- If you currently reside 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 this information directly. Please note: UConn will not issue your new Form I-20 until after your SEVIS record is released by your current school.
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Gap Year and Deferment Requests
We understand that admission is not a one-size-fits-all process and that there are reasons a student may need to delay the start of their UConn education to up to a year from the admission term. Whether it be to pursue a unique travel opportunity, to serve in the military or public service, or due to chronic illness, simply submit the Gap Year/Deferment Request Form found in your applicant portal and share your plan with us. Your non-refundable enrollment deposit fee is still required by May 1 to secure your seat. Students may not enroll at another institution, professional certification program, or participate in a post-graduate year at a secondary school during the gap year/deferment period.