International Briefing & 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.

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. After completing the Check-In process, your international bar will be waived or removed from your record. You will not be able to register for classes 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.

You can complete the Check-In process in myIO.

  • After you have arrived in the U.S. you should indicate your arrival in myIO.
  • Once your arrival notification has been received you can upload copies of your immigration documents and complete required statements of understanding.
  • You will also be able to view the Check-In presentations at that time.

The Check-In process can be completed after you have entered the U.S.