Important Dates for Exchange Students

To comply with immigration requirements, you’ll need to complete the Exchange Student Check-In (IBC) once you arrive in Austin. You will not be able to register for classes until you have completed the check-in process in myIO.


In addition, we have an orientation for all new international students that provides valuable information about UT and the Austin area. We provide many social events that allow students to explore UT, Austin and Texas.

Our Orientation page has a comprehensive list of all Orientation and Welcome Week Events. Ongoing social events and excursions around Texas can be found on the Life at UT page.

Fall 2022 Dates

Aug. 11

This is the start date that will be listed on your DS-2019. You may enter the United States up to 30 days prior to this date. Students should visit the Immunization Clinic for newly arriving students at the University Health Center as soon as possible after arrival to remove the medical clearance bar.

Aug. 12

International Student Welcome Part I


Exchange Student Check-In. All exchange students are required to complete the Check-In process in myIO before registering for classes.

Aug. 18

Registration Begins. Check your Registration Information Sheet (RIS) for your specific access period. Please note that you will be able to register only if you have cleared your bars, including Exchange Check-In, by this date.

Aug. 25/ Sept. 7

Payment / Enrollment Confirmation Deadline. While reciprocal exchange students pay tuition at their home universities, there will be a health insurance fee and an international student fee on the tuition and fee bill page. Even if no fees appear on your fee bill, you must confirm your enrollment or “zero fee bill” to finalize registration.

Graduate students must pay by August 25, and undergraduates must pay their bill by September 7. If payment arrangements or confirmation of your zero fee bill are not made by 5 p.m. on these respective dates, your course registration will be dropped.

Aug. 22

Classes Begin.

Dec. 17

For students whose last semester is fall 2022, this date will be listed as the end date on your DS-2019. You may stay in the United States in J-1 status up to 30 days beyond this date. The end date cannot be extended for travel purposes. If you depart the U.S. after this date you may not reenter in J-1 status.

Mid- Jan. 2023

Unofficial grade reports sent to home universities. Students requiring an official transcript should order it directly from Texas One Stop.