Fall 2021 Guidance for Returning Students on F1 Visas

International students on F1 visas who are located outside of the United States and who do not feel comfortable returning for the Fall 2021 semester OR they are unable to return due to travel and government restrictions can take all classes online. Below, students will find guidance that will help them to make informed decisions about their options in Fall 2021. Students should also make it a priority to understand the impact of these decisions on their visa status (Visit the ISSS COVID-19 FAQ page for more information). 

If you are an F1 visa student in the United States, please continue to monitor the updates emailed to you from ISSS and on the webpages below.  They will let you know the current opportunities or limitations with your visa.

The information on this page is accurate as of July 9, 2021 and will continue to be updated.

Options at UConn
Taking in-person or online courses through UConn:

Options at Partner Institutions Abroad
Taking Courses Through A UConn Exchange Program

Transferring Credit to UConn
Requires taking a Leave of Absence

Taking A Leave of Absence
Notes for students not taking classes:

Frequently Asked Questions
Please view the answers to important questions below, and send any additional questions you have through email to brandy.nelson@uconn.edu.