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 international students are REQUIRED to complete an Online Orientation before
they can schedule a Check-In appointment. In order to verify that you completed the Online Orientation,
you must review all sections, pass the quiz at the end of each section that has a quiz, and receive a
confirmation e-mail verifying your completion of the Online Orientation. Registration for the Online
Orientation is available on the Online Orientation webpage.
After completion of the Online Orientation, you will be able to register for a Check-In appointment. 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.
Tentative Check-In Schedule
Parking: Texas A&M Visitor Parking
| Summer 2014
||May 21, 2014
||New Student Conference (NSC) Check-Ins (Available
only for undergraduate students attending a
New Student Conference during the months of June and July.)
||Undergraduate students attending a NSC in June or July may schedule a Check-In appointment with ISS during their pre-conference day or on day 1 of their NSC. You must complete the Online Orientation in order to schedule the Check-In appointment.
| Regular Check-In
||August 19-21, 2014
General Check-In Information
*** 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 skin testing.
- If you have a job on-campus, make sure that you have a copy of your job offer letter
- 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.
Documents Required for Check-In
You must bring the following original documents with you to Check-In. ISS staff
members will scan the original documents during Check-In.
|All F-1 and J-1 Visa Holders
- 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
|Transfer F-1 and J-1 Visa Holders
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
|House Bill 1403 / Senate Bill 1528
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
|Dependents of Primary Visa Holders
New students who are dependents with the visa status of F-2, J-2, L-2, or H-4 must
bring immigration documents for themselves as well as the primary visa holder
(spouse or parent). Generally this includes the I-20/DS-2019, passport, visa,
and electronic or paper I-94 card, admissions stamp in passport.
|Other Primary Visa Holders
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.