Starting August 2019, the ISSO will utilize new software to administer the ISSO check-in.
Immigration regulations require that all universities and schools enrolling international students (students who hold non-immigrant visas) provide updated information to the federal government at the start of each semester.
To comply with these federally mandated requirements, the ISSO requires that all international students complete ISSO Check-In at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. Failure to check in could result in delays with class registration, possible loss of your legal visa status in the U.S. and possible withdrawal from the university. The check-in will be made available 14 days prior to the start date of each term.
Please note that there are two links for the check-in, one for newly admitted students and the other for continuing students.
For questions about the check-in process, please email Khuong Nguyen.
How Do I Complete ISSO Check-In?
Watch Check-In Demo Videos
Log in to Terra Dotta using the link above that applies to you.
You will need to access your I-94 and upload it to the check-in form.
Save your electronic Form I-94 as a PDF file before uploading. If you have a paper Form I-94, upload a scan of the front and back of the card.
If you are a new initial student, there will be additional documents that you need to upload, including a PDF scan of your visa stamp. You will upload these documents in the Questionnaire section labeled Visa Stamp Requirement.
Read each compliance statement carefully, acknowledging that you will abide by the regulations that are required of you on your student visa status.
When completing the form, you will be asked to provide and/or verify your SEVIS U.S. Address, SEVIS International Address, U.S. phone number, international phone number and personal email.
You will access this in your home page and view your profile. Under the address information tab, you can view and make changes to your U.S. Address.
For students living on-campus, you may use your Mailbox address. All students residing off-campus cannot use 415 South St. as their address, even if it is a temporary address.
If anything is incorrect or blank, click on the appropriate link and make the change(s). After submitting the change(s), return to the ISSO Check-In form and proceed to complete the signature documents.
When your contact information is entered correctly, please check the verification boxes.
When you are finished, press SUBMIT! The submit button is located at the top of the page.
After submitting, verify that you receive a successful confirmation message. If you do not receive a confirmation right away, that means your form was not successfully submitted.
After successfully submitting your Check-In form, you will receive an email when the ISSO Registration Hold placed on your Sage account is removed, if your ISSO Check-In is complete. If it is not complete, you will receive an email about the error. If your check-in is complete, your hold will be removed by the end of the next business day.
Providing false or inaccurate information, including submitting the check-in form while outside of the U.S. or submitting outdated visa document scans, may result in a referral to the Department of Student Rights and Community Standards to face disciplinary sanctions and a possible loss of your legal visa status.
Note: If your original visa documents are lost or stolen, you must contact the ISSO immediately to request assistance with replacing your documents.