International Student Requirements

For all students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents on admission to The University of Texas at Austin:

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident upon admission to UT Austin, you are classified as an international student. If you are a Texas resident for tuition purposes, but are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident, you are still classified as an international student.

Incoming international students must sign up for a student orientation session via the registration system. In addition to orientation, international students are required to complete the check-in process with Texas Global. You will also have an additional International Student Orientation available to you. You will not be able to register for classes until you have attended a student orientation session AND completed the check-in process with Texas Global.

Who Needs to Check-In with Texas Global

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident upon admission to UT Austin, you are classified as an international student and are required to check-in with Texas Global. If you are a Texas resident for tuition purposes, but are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident, you are still classified as an international student.

You will see an international "I" bar on your Registration Information Sheet if you are classified as an international student. If you have an "I" bar, you will not be able to register for classes until you have completed the check-in.

When to Check-In

Before arriving in Austin and before orientation, you should start the check-in process. The check-in process is completed entirely online. Texas Global staff will manually review your information after you have completed the required check-in forms. The review may take a few days, so complete the check-in as soon as possible. Your international bar will be waived or removed once the forms have been reviewed.

After arriving in Austin, you should complete the remaining required forms and any optional forms that apply to you.

How to Check-In

You can complete the check-in process in myIO. If you have difficulty accessing myIO, try using a Firefox or another web browser. myIO does NOT work in Chrome. You will need to complete all required forms and any optional forms that apply to you. You may need to return to the process multiple times as there are multiple steps as part of the check-in and review process.

What you will Need

Some students will be required to upload copies of their immigration documents, provide local contact information, or agree to statements of understanding. You will see these as required forms if they apply to you.

Immunization and Tuberculosis Requirements

You will not be able to register for classes until you have submitted documentation to University Health Services (UHS) that you have met certain medical clearance requirements:

  • Tuberculosis (TB) screening test
  • Proof of Meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine if you will be under age 22 on the first day of class of the semester you enter UT
  • Proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella

Visit the UHS website for complete details on the requirements, acceptable documentation and how to submit your documents.

To avoid course registration delays, please make all attempts to complete these requirements before coming to orientation – preferably two weeks prior. If you cannot submit your documentation to UHS before orientation, take them to UHS early on the first day of your session.