New Students

This information is intended for newly-admitted students (degree, non-degree and exchange) who will begin their studies in Fall 2021 and those students admitted in Fall 2020 who have deferred the start of classes to Fall 2021.

We are sure you have a lot of questions about next steps and how to prepare for your move to New Haven, so we have compiled the following resources to get you started on your journey to Yale. This guide contains information on everything from applying for your visa to packing your bags, so make sure you read through each subject carefully.

For degree students, when you receive your I-20 (F-1) or DS-2019 (J-1), you will be invited to the OISS Passport to Yale, a pre-arrival app through Yale Connect where you can connect with other incoming international students.