Immigration FAQs

You will need to obtain a F-1 student visa if you are studying full-time at UCAELI and the purpose of your visit in the U.S is to study English. You are required to have this visa in hand before your arrival.

A full course of study in UCAELI’s IEP is defined as 22 hours per week. International students with a F-1 student visa are required to maintain a full course of study. Individuals in the U.S. on visitor or F-2 dependent visas are not eligible to study at UCAELI.

If your visa is rejected we can defer you to the next session and you can try again. In order to defer you must complete the following steps:

  1. Notify UCAELI immediately that your visa has been rejected.
  2. Contact International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) at or call (860) 486-3855 and let a staff member know that you will need a new I-20 with a later start date.
  3. If you applied for on-campus housing, please contact UConn Residential Life at: