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Contact Information 

International Student and 
Scholar Services (ISSS)

Phone: (860) 832 - 2040

Fax: (860) 832 - 2047

Toyin Ayeni
Immigration Specialist
ayenio@ccsu.edu

Hoa Do
Immigration Support
hoado@ccsu.edu

Location: 
Henry Barnard Hall
Room 123

Hours: 
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Form I-20 Processing

Congratulations on your acceptance to Central Connecticut State University! This site provides information on steps to take before your arrival at CCSU.

We wish you all the best as you journey to the United States and Central Connecticut State University, and look forward to welcoming you to the Center for International Education when you arrive.

I am already in the U.S. on a student visa

  • Submit the appropriate Undergraduate Affidavit of Support or Graduate Affidavit of Support along with your admission application to undergraduate or graduate admissions.
  • Transferring from another academic institution in the U.S. as F-1 student, fill out the Transfer in Form and have the International Advisor at your previous school fax it to the Immigration Specialist at CCSU (860) 832-2047.
  • Contact your previous school to release your SEVIS record to CCSU.
  • Your Form I-20 will be issued and mailed directly to you along with your admission packet as soon as your SEVIS record is released from your previous school.
  • Attend mandatory International Student Orientation (Orientation date and time is on your Form I-20).
  • Pre-Arrival Booklet.

I am already in the U.S. on another visa category

  • Submit the appropriate Undergraduate Affidavit of Support or Graduate Affidavit of Support along with your admission application to undergraduate or graduate admissions.
  • CCSU does not process change of status on behalf of students, seek legal counsel.
  • Change from B1/B2 status to F-1 status must be approved before intending student can start classes. Students changing from H-4, J-1/J-2 status to F-1 status can start classes.
  • Attend mandatory International Student Orientation (Orientation date and time is on your Form I-20).
  • Pre-Arrival Booklet.

I am outside the United States

  • Submit the appropriate Undergraduate Affidavit of Support or Graduate Affidavit of Support along with your admission application to undergraduate or graduate admissions.
  • Once you are accepted to Central Connecticut State University, a Form I-20 will be mailed directly to you along with your admission packet.
  • Pay your SEVIS Feeand print a SEVIS fee receipt for your record. The fee must be paid at least three business days before your appointment at the U.S. Embassy.
    • Your SEVIS ID number (N00XXXXXXXX) is located in the upper right corner of your Form I-20;
    • CCSU’s SEVIS school code is the last box on page 1, Item #2.
  • Make sure you have a valid passport.
  • Book an appointment at the nearest United States Embassy.
  • Attend mandatory International Student Orientation (Orientation date and time is on your Form I-20).
  • Pre-Arrival Booklet.
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