New Student Check-in

Welcome to the United States and The University of Texas at Austin! As a new international student at The University of Texas at Austin, you are required to complete the Check-In process in myIO. During Check-In you will learn about immigration, work eligibility in the U.S., how to obtain U.S. forms of identification (i.e. driver's license and social security number), health insurance requirements, and what else you need to do in order to register for classes.

Who needs to complete the check-in?

The university classifies all incoming students at The University of Texas at Austin, who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, as international students, even if you are a Texas Resident for tuition purposes. Additionally, all new reciprocal exchange students admitted to The University of Texas at Austin, including exchange students that are U.S. citizens, must complete the Check-In process in myIO. New international students have an international bar on their Registration Information Sheet.

Students in F-1 and J-1 status can have their registration bars waived (not removed) after completing the pre-arrival forms.

After completing the Check-In process, your international bar will be waived or removed from your record. Your registration bar cannot be removed until you have completed the Check-In process. Please make sure to complete the Check-In as soon as possible to ensure you can register for classes on time.

Where do I complete the check-in?

You can complete the Check-In process in myIO.

  • Students in F-1 and J-1 status can complete a portion of the check-in process prior to arrival. Registration bars will be waived at that time.
  • After arriving in Austin, all students can complete the Check-In process in myIO. After completing the Check-In process the International registration bar will be removed.

When will the check-in process be available?

The Check-In process can be started prior to arriving in the U.S.

Students in F-1 and J-1 status will only be able to complete after the Check-In process after arriving in the U.S.