Summer 2020 Visa Document Issuance Update
As announced by Chancellor Khosla on April 9th, UC San Diego will be delivering all instruction for Summer 2020 by remote means. What does this mean for international undergraduate students and their program start date as listed on the Form I-20/DS-2019 who plan to enroll in the summer? 

  • Students Requesting Initial I-20s: Any international undergraduate outside the U.S. who does not currently hold valid F-1 Status and plans to enroll full-time in Summer Session this summer will receive an Initial I-20 or DS-2019 document from ISPO with a Fall 2020 start date. 
  • Students outside the U.S. will still be able to participate in remote instruction for their summer program as planned without a summer I-20/DS-2019. 

  • Students Requesting SEVIS-TransferFor students currently in the U.S. or outside the U.S. who plan to transfer their SEVIS record to UCSD to start classes this summer: 
  • You will still need to request your UCSD I-20/DS-2019 via ISPO’siPortal.  
  • Students outside the U.S. will still be able to participate in remote instruction for their summer program as planned without a summer I-20/DS-2019. 
  • If your last date of enrollment at your previous school or pending/approved opt is on or after May 1, 2020, you will receive a Fall 2020 start date. This will allow you to participate part-time or full-time in Summer Session and remain in status. 
  • If your last date of enrollment at your previous school or pending/approved opt is before May 1, 2020, you will receive an I-20/DS-2019 with the necessary Summer Session I or II start date so that you remain in status. You are required to enroll full-time in during Summer Session per F-1/J-1 regulations. 
IMPORTANT: Fall 2020 Attendance Survey
The International Students & Programs Office is gathering information from all of its newly-admitted   international students about whether they plan to attend UC San Diego remotely (online) or in person this fall. With this information, we can provide better support and more tailored programs and resources for you. 
If you have not already completed our Fall 2020 Attendance Survey via your iPortal I-20/DS-2019 request, please take 5 minutes to complete it now! 
 
PRE-ARRIVAL WEBINARS
Join us for a series of informative webinars this spring and summer! ISPO will host the following webinar next week:  
Immunization Requirements & Student Health
May 12 @ 8:30am PST  

Undergraduate Student Housing Options
May 21 @ 8:00am PST  
ISPO COFFEE HOURS: Learn More About Summer Session Options at UCSD for Summer 2020!
Join us for ISPO Coffee Hours - virtually! Bring your favorite mug and cozy up to your screen on Tuesdays at 10am (PST). Whether it be your morning coffee or evening tea, we look forward to seeing you there! And on  Tuesday, May 12th  we will have  Summer Session  join us! Have questions about summer and taking Summer Session courses? Join us to learn more and ask all your questions live! 
 
Date & Time : Tuesday, May 12th from 10-11am PST 
More information regarding orientation, housing, and other important pre-arrival information is coming soon! If you have any questions, contact us at   inewstudent@ucsd.edu.
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