Accessing myIO

MyIO is a portal for international students to process their immigration documents and manage their immigration-related data. Upon formal admission to UT Austin, students will receive an email from International Student and Scholar Services with a link to myIO. This email will include a list of e-forms to complete, and information needed in order for UT Austin to issue immigration documents.

Instructions for exchange students completing the required e-forms in myIO:


Biographical Information Form

Enter your name exactly as it is presented in your passport. Alternate presentations of your name will not be accepted.

Use only standard English characters when entering your information. Do not use:

  • diacritical or accent marks
  • special characters, such as hyphens

The above are not be accepted by our system. If you are unsure of which characters to include, use the machine-readable portion at the bottom of your passport as a guide.

After completing the Biographical Information Form, upload a clear scan of the biographical page of your passport.

Note: We do not need a scan of the front or back of your passport booklet.

Course Preferences Form

View the course catalog to select 8-10 courses of interest, with at least 5 courses from within the major field of study for which you applied.

Note: Official course catalogs become available approximately 2 months prior to the start of each semester. You may use the previous year's course catalog for this purpose. 

Things to consider when completing the Course Preferences Form:

  • Not all courses will be available every semester.
  • Course registration will not occur until after you arrive on campus.
  • Your course selections do not guarantee course enrollment. You should not rely on any specific UT course for timely graduation from your home university.
  • Courses should be listed by course code, followed by course title. For example:
    • HIS 309K Western Civilization in Medieval Times
    • CH 456 Analytical Chemistry
    • J 395 International Journalism
Exchange Transcript Form

Upload your most current academic transcript. Transcripts must meet the following requirements:

  • Be official. Transcripts must be stamped and/or signed by a university official. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.
  • Be current. Transcripts older than 1 year will not be accepted.
  • Be in English. If unable to provide a transcript in English, you must include a signed translation.
  • Reflect your name. Your full name must be printed on the transcript.
English Proficiency Form

Prove your English proficiency in ONE of the following ways:

  • Upload a TOEFL test report that reflects a total score of 79 or higher;
    • Not accepted: ITP, My Best Score, or other language companies
  • Upload an IELTS test report that reflects a total score of 6.5 or higher;
  • Submit the name and email of someone at your home institution to verify your proficiency as a Secondary Approver;
  • Confirm that you are a native speaker and come from an English-speaking country.

Note: TOEFL/IELTS test scores more than 2yrs old will not be accepted. 

Financial Information Form

Enter your source of funding for the duration of your exchange program. Although you will not pay tuition to UT, you will need to show proof that you can cover your living expenses for the duration of your program. The minimum estimated cost of living expenses in Austin is as follows:

  • 1 semester - $8,540
  • 2 semesters - $17,080

After completing the Financial Information Form, upload your proof of financial support (e.g. bank statement, official letter from your bank, etc.)

Things to consider when uploading your proof of financial support:

  • Must be in English. If unable to provide proof of financial support in English, you must include a signed translation.
  • Must contain your name. If you will submit proof of financial support other than your own, you will also need to upload a Statement of Financial Support signed by your financial supporter (e.g. parent, guardian, etc.).
  • Must be current. Proof of funding older than 6 months will not be accepted.

For a list of acceptable financial support documents, refer to the “Funding Support Documentation Guidelines” section on the Financial Information for New Students page.

Mailing Option Form

Within 2-3 weeks of successfully completing and submitting all required forms and document uploads in myIO, your Form DS-2019 will be issued and mailed. To facilitate the mailing of your immigration document, complete the Mailing Address e-form in myIO to indicate your mailing preference.

U.S Postal ServiceThis service will be temporarily unavailable for Summer and Fall 2023. 
Express MailingThis service has an associated cost and will take 2-8 business days to be received, depending on the shipping location and provider selected. Tracking information is provided.