This section is for administrators. It provides information about the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) transfer process, contact information for the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office, and other information pertaining to administrators for international UConn students. 

SEVIS Transfer

A student who comes to UConn after studying at another U.S. school can maintain valid F-1/J-1 visa status through the SEVIS transfer process. A SEVIS transfer will occur when the student's current school grants UConn access to their SEVIS record. UConn can then issue a Form I-20/DS-2019 for the student.

If a student qualifies for a SEVIS transfer, they would keep the same SEVIS number and may remain in the U.S. during the time between programs. The international office at the student's current school should advise them on whether they are eligible for a SEVIS transfer to UConn. Students should inform their current school's international office about their plans to attend UConn before they request their I-20/DS-2019 from UConn.

International Student & Scholar Services

Contact Information

  • Location: Brien McMahon Residence Hall, Room 183

  • Mailing Address:
    International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)
    2011 Hillside Rd. U-1083
    Storrs, CT 06269-1083 
  • Phone: (860)486-3855
  • Email: international@uconn.edu
  • Fax: (860) 486-5800

Office Hours 

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Walk-in Advising

Monday - Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

For more information pertaining to the SEVIS transfer process, ISSS, the International Email Listserv, international employees, or university responses to executive orders, visit the ISSS website

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