There are two parts to the ISSS Check-In and Welcome Session.
Step 1: Check-In with ISSS
Federal regulations require that new F-1 and J-1 international students report their arrival to their University. Login to MyISSS and complete the “ISSS Check-in and Welcome Session” e-form to submit your immigration documents and notify ISSS of your arrival. This must be completed as soon as possible after your arrival in the U.S.
To locate the “ISSS Check-in and Welcome Session” form, click on the “Admissions” tab on the left side of the MyISSS homepage.
Before starting the e-form you will need to prepare scanned copies or pictures of the following immigration documents. To avoid complications and delays, ensure the text on the images of your documents is legible and the complete document is visible in the image. Do not include any special characters such as hyphens in your file names.
- I-20 or DS-2019
- Passport biographical page
- F-1 or J-1 visa (except citizens of Canada)
- Most recent I-94 record of entry to the U.S. (This will be accessible online after you enter the United States)
Step 2: Complete an ISSS Welcome Session
After submitting your immigration documents for your ISSS Check-In (Step 1), you must complete an ISSS Welcome Session. This session will contain important information for your visa status and action items you will need to complete before you begin classes.
Please note: The International Student Preparation Course and the ISSS Welcome Session are separate items, and your AI registration hold will not be permanently removed until you complete both.
All students admitted for Spring 2023 have the option of attending an in-person ISSS Welcome Session & Dinner on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 10 in Coffman Memorial Union. Following the Welcome Session presentation, dinner will be served to all participants and there will be time for conversation and connection.
If you cannot attend the in-person session on January 10, you may complete the online ISSS Welcome Session through Canvas instead. Links to both the online course and the reservation system for the in-person session will be available through MyISSS on the “ISSS Check-in and Welcome Session” form. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.