International Student Requirements

Including Texas residents for tuition purposes who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents

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 the International Office. You will not be able to register for classes until you have attended a student orientation session AND completed the check-in process with the International Office.

Who Needs to Check-In with the International Office

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 the International Office. 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

After arriving in the U.S. and before orientation you should complete the check-in process. The International Office will 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. It is not possible to complete the check-in prior to arriving in the U.S.

How to Check-In

You can complete the check-in process in myIO. You will need to complete all required forms and any optional forms that apply to you.

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
  • Proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella

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

It can take up to five days for University Health Services (UHS) to process your documentation and remove your medical bar. To avoid course registration delays, please make all attempts to complete these requirements before coming to orientation. You should submit your documentation to UHS before orientation, if possible, or early on the first day of your session.