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 incoming international students complete ISSO check-in at the beginning of their first semester after they arrive in the U.S. 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 available beginning 30 days before your program start date.
Please note that continuing students do not need to complete ISSO check-in at the start of each term. However, please be sure to update your address in your ISSO Portal at the start of each term if it has changed.To complete your check-in, log into your ISSO Portal using the button in the sidebar.
For questions about the check-in process, please email Rachel Benjamin.
How to Complete ISSO Check-in
Before completing your check-in, you should first verify that you are enrolled in a full-time course load (12 credits) AND you have at least one hybrid/in-person class. Per SEVP guidance, F-1 students who are in initial status are required to take at least one class that has an in-person teaching component. (Exception: if you are a SEVIS transfer student and you have been enrolled as an F-1 student since prior to March 2020, you have the option to take all remote classes if approved by your program. Please reach out to the ISSO if you have questions about your eligibility.) Please note the ISSO cannot complete the ISSO check-in for you until you are enrolled in at least 12 credits.
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false or inaccurate information, including submitting the check-in form while outside of the U.S. or submitting outdated visa document scans, may result in a referral to the Department of Student Rights and Community Standards to face disciplinary sanctions and a possible loss of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.