Check-In


Any Texas A&M University student who is not a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident is considered to be an international student. All international students are required to attend the International Student Check-In with ISS. The purpose of the International Student Check-In is to confirm that students have arrived in the U.S. and are complying with federal regulations. Prior to their arrival, all international students are blocked from course registration. Students must attend Check-In in order to have the registration hold removed.

All new international students (except those who will be fully enrolled at the English Language Institute) are required to complete the Online Orientation and an International Student Check-In before enrolling for their first semester. The exact process you will need to follow is determined by where you will be physically located while completing your academic program.
 
If you will be physically located within the Bryan/College Station area:
  1. You must complete the Online Orientation in order to access the Check-In registration system. English Language Institute (ELI) students are not required to complete the Online Orientation.
  2. You will schedule a Check-In appointment through the Event Registration System (ERS).
  3. Your Check-In will take place in person with ISS on the College Station campus.
  4. Your ISS registration hold will be removed during your ISS Check-In appointment.
 If you will be physically located at a Texas A&M campus that is OUTSIDE of the Bryan/College Station area:
  1. You must complete the Online Orientation before your registration hold will be removed.
  2. You will contact your campus liaison to arrange an in-person Check-In meeting on your campus. You are not required to travel to College Station or to use our online Check-In registration system.
  3. You will meet with your campus liaison to complete the Check-In.
  4. Your campus liaison will electronically submit your Check-In materials to ISS.
  5. Once your Check-In materials have been reviewed by ISS and you have completed the Online Orientation, then your ISS registration hold will be removed.
 If you will be enrolling as a Distance Learning student from inside the U.S.:
  1. You must complete the Online Orientation before your registration hold will be removed.
  2. Visit the Distance Learners section of the ISS webpage for more information.
 
If you will be enrolling as a Distance Learning student from outside the U.S.:
  1. You are not required to complete the Online Orientation.
  2. Visit the Distance Learners section of the ISS webpage for more information.
After completion of the Online Orientation, you will be able to register for a Check-In appointment. Students will not have access to register for Check-In until they have completed the Online Orientation. Please speak with your academic department before selecting a Check-In appointment to make sure that the appointment will not conflict with any departmental obligations. Further information about the Check-In registration process will be provided after the student completes the Online Orientation.

Registration for Summer and Fall 2017 Check-In : TBD (To Be Determined).

PAV = Pavilion (Campus Map)
RT = Rudder Tower (Campus Map)
SCC = Student Computing Center (Campus Map)
ZEC = Zachry Engineering Center (Campus Map)
 
 Semester  Event Date  Location
 
To be Determined
 
*** Check-In will take at least one hour to complete. Please do not arrive at Check-In until your assigned time. ***

Please go through The Mandatory Check-In Steps. These steps are to be completed on the day of check-in. Some of these steps can be done before check-in.

How to Prepare for Check-In:
  • Visit the Beutel Health Center to provide proof of tuberculosis screening.
  • If you have a job on-campus, make sure that you send a scanned copy of your job offer letter to iss@tamu.edu and include your full name and UIN or submit at the ISS front desk.
  • Familiarize yourself with Texas A&M University Health Insurance Requirements at ISS Health Insurance page.
  • Check the Howdy Portal for registration holds and try to resolve them before your Check-In appointment.
  • Update your emergency contact information as well as your foreign & local addresses on the Howdy Portal.
 
You must bring the following original documents with you to Check-In. An ISS staff member will scan the original documents during Check-In.

  • Original I-20/DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility (stamped at the port of entry) for the student and any dependents
  • Original passport, visa, admissions stamp in passport, and electronic or paper I-94 card for the student and any dependents
  • Please visit following link to get your most recent I-94 : https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home
                     
                     
Bring the documents mentioned above as well as the following:
  • If you have not received an I-20 or DS-2019 from Texas A&M, please bring all documents pending with the Certificate of Eligibility Center (CEC), as listed in the Howdy Portal.
Bring all documents (if available) regarding your current immigration status, including any of the following:
  • Picture ID card
  • Passport, visa, electronic or paper I-94 card , I-797c Notice of Action
  • Please visit following link to get your most recent I-94 : https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home
  • I-20/DS-2019
  • Employment Authorization Card
New students who are dependents of a visa category other than F-1 must bring immigration documents for themselves as well as the primary visa holder (spouse or parent). Generally this includes the DS-2019, passport, visa, and electronic or paper I-94 card, admissions stamp in passport and/or I-797 c Notice of Action.

Please visit following link to get your most recent I-94 : https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home
New students who hold any other visa category should bring all documents related to their immigration status, including the passport, visa, and electronic or paper I-94 card, admissions stamp in passport and/or I-797c Notice of Action.
Please visit following link to get your most recent I-94 : https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

  • Volunteers are needed in order to help make this Check In a success! You do not have to be associated with Texas A&M University in order to volunteer for this event.
  • Volunteer tasks may include but are not limited to assisting with the attendee registration process, helping with updating their address, attendees navigate the venue. You are welcomed and encouraged to sign up for more than one timeslot below!
  • Volunteer Registration : To be Determined