FAQs For New Students Arriving in Spring 2021

Updated January 15, 2021

Spring 2021 Semester

OISS welcomes new students to campus for the Spring 2021 semester. Please check out our Arriving at Yale in Spring 2021 page also as it contains many important resources and an arrival checklist. We hope that the FAQs below answer your questions. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to your OISS adviser.

As stated below, all new students studying in the U.S. for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semester must have an in-person component in your course schedule. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has not issued additional guidance for the Spring 2021 semester so schools must follow the guidance issued on August 7, 2020 . Given the many different programs within Yale, specific questions about enrollment options for the spring semester are best answered by directly communicating with your school. A letter explaining Yale’s instructional plan for the spring semester may be found here.

Please know that both Yale and OISS are committed to supporting you through this difficult period and ensuring that you are able to participate in your academic program this spring, should you choose to do so.

Contents


My I-20


In-Person Component Requirement


Visa Appointment Questions


Travel and Arrival in New Haven

Please check out our Arriving at Yale in Spring 2021 page as it contains many important resources and an arrival checklist.


Deferring the Start of Your Program


SEVIS Transfer Students


Enrolling in Class if my Travel is Delayed


Change of Status Students


Getting Help from OISS