I Need to Transfer My I-20

UCAELI will do the following things:

  1. Enter you into the UConn system
  2. Email you in 24-48 hours with your login information
    • NetID
    • Peoplesoft Number
    • UConn email address
    • Placement Test Login Information
  3. When your I-20 is ready, UCAELI will send it to you along with your welcome packet. You will receive an email with a UPS tracking number and electronic copies of important forms in your welcome packet. There are three forms in your Welcome Packet that need to be filled out and returned to UCAELI 3 weeks before the start of the semester.The forms are:
    • Student Health History Form
    • Arrival Form
    • Emergency Contact Form

What do you need to do?

You will need to complete the following steps after UCAELI sends you your login information:

  1. Activate your NetID
  2. Transfer your I-20
  3. Pay Enrollment Deposit
  4. Complete the placement exams
  5. Activate your UConn email
  6. Log in to the Student Administration System
  7. Request On-Campus Housing if you want it
  8. Return the three forms in the Welcome Packet

Your NetID is a unique online ID that allows you access to UConn’s online system.To activate your NetID you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Go to netid.uconn.edu
  2. Choose Activate NetID
  3. Type in your NetID
  4. Choose Social Security Number and Date of Birth
    • You will be sent a temporary social security number from UCAELI
  5. Create a new password

If you get an error message when activating your NetID please follow these steps:

  1. Email the UConn Help Center at helpcenter@uconn.edu.
  2. Send an email explaining your problem and include your Date of Birth in the email. You must use the personal email you used when you applied to UCAELI
  3. The Help Center will send you an activation code
  4. Follow these steps after you get the code
    1. Go to netid.uconn.edu and choose Activate NetID
    2. Type in your NetID
    3. Choose Activate NetID using Activation Code

Complete the SEVIS Transfer Release Form from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).

  • The student code is – BOS214F10146000
  • For more information on this process please visit the ISSS website SEVIS Transfer page

You will need to submit the following documents along with your Transfer Release Form:

Copy of Passport You will need a copy of the full page that contains your biographic information.
You will also need to submit the passports’ of any dependents coming with you.
Financial Declaration Form The UConn Financial Declaration Form is available on the ISSS website.
If you are being funded by a personal sponsor they must complete Part 2: Personal Sponsor Declaration.
Proof of Funding The guidelines for funding can be found on the ISSS website
All funding documents must meet the following criteria
1. Issued within the past 3 months
2. In English
3. Bank statements must identify the account holder and the currency
4. Funding must be liquid funds such as a savings/banking statement or certificate of deposit. (no investment funds or salary confirmations)

If you need assistance requesting an I-20 please contact ISSS directly at international@uconn.edu.

Pay the $350 enrollment deposit using the Payment Store. Please note that the enrollment deposit is non-refundable.

You will not receive your I-20 until you pay the enrollment deposit.

You will need to log into two separate testing websites in order to complete your placement exams. They are:

  1. The Oxford English Placement Exam
    • Your log in information will be sent to you by UCAELI
    • The organisation ID is 058640
  2. HuskyCT
    • Your log in information is your NetID and password

To activate your UConn email address follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.google.uconn.edu
  2. Click on the yellow Activate/Reset Password button on the right
  3. Log in with your NetID and password
  4. Follow instructons
  1. Go to www.studentadmin.uconn.edu
  2. Log in using your NetID and password
  3. You are going to be asked to complete the FERPA waiver

In order to complete your housing application please do the following things

  1. Go to reslife.uconn.edu
  2. Click on Apply for Housing at the top
  3. Select Apply Online &MyHousing from the drop down menu
  4. Log in with your NetID and password
  5. Complete the Application

If you have any problems completing the housing application please contact livingoncampus@uconn.edu.

To find out more information on the different housing options and cost please look on the Residential Life website. To find out the meal plan options and cost please look at the Dining Services website. On-campus students living in traditional dorms are required to purchase a meal plan.

There are three forms that need to be completed and returned to the UCAELI Office

  1. The Student Health History Form
  2. The Emergency Contact Form
  3. The Arrival Form