ISS - Terra Dotta


Current Programs

Any Texas A&M University student who is not a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident is considered to be an international student. All F-1 and J-1 international students are required to complete an online New  Student Check-In with ISS through Terra Dotta. The purpose of the New Student Check-In is to confirm that F-1 and J-1 international 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. F-1 and J-1 students must complete the New Student Check-In through Terra Dotta in order to have the ISS Check-In registration hold removed. Visit the ISS Registration Holds webpage for information about how to have other common registration holds removed.

All new F-1 and J-1 international students are required to complete the Check-In process via ISS - TerraDotta. Access the New Student Check-In program here to apply and complete the process. If you are directed to a webpage that asks you how you will be logging in, you should select "I have a username and password." You will then log in with your Texas A&M University NetID and associated Password. Then, you will select the semester for which you are completing the New Student Check-In and click "Apply."

For additional resources applicable to new international students, please visit http://iss.tamu.edu/Prospective-Students.
An F-2/J-2 dependent is the spouse or child of an individual in F-1/J-1 status that has been issued an I-20/DS-2019 by International Student Services. In order to make sure that the dependent information is correct, the F-1/J-1 primary visa holder needs to verify their F-2/J-2 dependents' information by completing the Dependent Check in process thru ISS - Terra Dotta.

All F-1/J-1 students who are required to complete the New Student Check-In program explained above AND who have F-2/J-2 dependents are required to complete the Dependent Check-In program via ISS -Terra Dotta in addition to the New Student Check-In program. Access the Dependent Check-In program here to apply and complete this process. If you are directed to a webpage that asks you how you will be logging in, you should select "I have a username and password." You will then log in with your Texas A&M University NetID and associated Password. Then, you will select the semester for which you are completing the Dependent Check-In and click "Apply."

For additional resources related to F-2/J-2 dependents, please visit http://iss.tamu.edu/Side-Menu/Dependents.
A Texas A&M sponsored student is a student who, in pursuing his or her educational objective in the United States, seeks admission to TAMU under any of the following conditions:

1. The student’s educational program is the result of a written agreement between the United States government and a foreign government or a written agreement between an American and foreign educational institution or;
2. The student receives primary financial support from a source other than personal or family funds or a Texas A&M academic department or;
3. The student’s educational objective has been agreed to by both prospective student and sponsor and may not be changed without the written approval of the sponsor.

All sponsored students are required to verify their sponsor information vis ISS - Terra Dotta. All F-1/J-1 students who are required to complete the New Student Check-In program explained above AND who are sponsored are required to complete the Verify Sponsor Information program via ISS-Terra Dotta in addition to the New Student Check-In program. Access the Verify Sponsor Information program here to complete the sponsor verification process. If you are directed to a webpage that asks you how you will be logging in, you should select "I have a username and password." You will then log in with your Texas A&M University NetID and associated Password. Then, you will select the semester for which you are completing the Verify Sponsor Information and click "Apply."
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For additional resources related to being a sponsored student, please visit http://iss.tamu.edu/Side-Menu/Sponsored-Students.
 



Instructions on how to use ISS - Terra Dotta

All international students at Texas A&M are able to log in to ISS' Terra Dotta System with their NetID and Password. You can follow these steps to log in:
  1. Go to http://tamu-iss.terradotta.com OR click the URL of the specific program you are applying for listed below.
  2. In the top-right corner of the webpage, you will be able to see “ADMIN-TAMU-ISS LOGIN” and “LOGIN”. Click on “LOGIN
 
 
  1. Log in with your NetID and Password through “Central Authentication Service”
  2. After logging in successfully, you will see your name on the top-right corner of the webpage
 
  1. Click the URL of the program you are applying for ( If you haven’t logged in, you may be required to log in first)
  2. Choose the term during which you are applying for the program. You may see more than one available terms.

 
  1. Submit your application by clicking on “submit application” after every task is finished on the application page

 
  1. You will be able to see the message “Successful submission” if you submit your application successfully.

 
  1. You application will be in “Pre-Decision” phase before ISS makes a decision on your application. 

 
  1. You application will changed to “Post-Decision” phase once ISS accepts or rejects your application.


 
Students are able to check the applications they have created.  You can follow these steps to check your records
  1. Go to User Menu in the top-left corner of the webpage and click on My Records.

 
  1. In the records page, you can see all the applications grouped by term/year.
  • You can click a program to continue with the application
  • Or you can click Withdraw to cancel the application
  • The application that has been reviewed by ISS is marked as Complete

 
  1. Once an application is withdrawn, it will be marked as Withdrawn in system. You should not submit multiple applications of the same program in the same term-year. If you have withdrawn an application but want to apply it again in the same term, you can reinstate the withdrawn application.