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Galveston International Students
Howdy and welcome to the International Student Services (ISS) webpage for International Sea Aggies. The purpose of this page is to provide information that is unique for international students attending Texas A&M University at Galveston. Much of the information included throughout the rest of the ISS website is applicable to you, so be sure to review it. Some of the most important pages you will need to review on the main ISS website are the following (listed alphabetically):
Though there is not an international student office located on the Galveston campus, all international students attending Texas A&M University at Galveston will have access to the International Student Services (ISS) office on the College Station campus. An International Student Advisor from the ISS office in College Station is designated to serve as the liaison for all international students attending the Galveston campus and is available to answer your questions and process your document requests. A staff member at the Galveston campus is also designated to serve as your local liaison with the ISS office.
For information about the various resources and departments available to assist you on the Galveston campus, review the Texas A&M University at Galveston Student Services document.
Currently, your Galveston liaison to ISS is the following staff member:
You can contact the ISS office as follows:
New International Student Check-In
All new international students, including those admitted to the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus, are required to complete the Online Orientation associated with their respective starting semester. You are required to complete the Online Orientation and Check-In before you can register for classes for your first semester.
To complete the ISS Check-In process, you are not required to schedule a Check-In appointment through the online Check-In Registration System accessible after completing the Online Orientation, nor are you required to visit the College Station campus. You are permitted to complete a remote Check-In process.
To complete the remote Check-In process:
Because the ISS office serves the needs of over 4,600 international students, it takes us approximately 5 to 20 business days to process a complete request, so plan accordingly! Do not expect any request to be processed immediately. In the same regard, we may not respond to your email within the same day, but we will respond. The ISS office strives to respond to all emails and process all requests in the timeliest manner possible.
Any time you submit a request to ISS, you must complete section 1 of this Service Request Form and submit it with your paperwork. You can email, fax or mail your documents to ISS. When submitting document requests, please be sure to include the following information in addition to any forms or documentation required:
Need ISS authorization to enroll at another institution? Check out our Online Letter Request System. Simply enter all appropriate information and submit. ISS will issue a letter granting you authorization to enroll at the other school if you are eligible.
Whenever you submit a request to ISS, you have the following options for obtaining any documents generated as a result of your request:
All international students at Texas A&M University, including those at the Galveston campus, are required to maintain health insurance. Please be aware that all international students are automatically enrolled in the System Student Health Insurance Plan (SSHIP) unless they apply for and are granted a waiver. For additional information about the health insurance rules, policies, and more, visit the Health Insurance section of the ISS website.
Get up-to-date immigration information by signing up for the ISS listserv. And new, just for you, join the Facebook Page for ISS TAMUG! ISS also has a Twitter account you can follow!
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last updated: 10/2013
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