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Check-in for all new international students and semester verification for all continuing students in F-1 status

Boston University is required to notify the Department of Homeland Security about the arrival and registration of all students in F-1 status and J-1 exchange visitor classification. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the ISSO with any questions concerning your immigration status or your arrival to Boston University

The deadline to complete check-in for new students and semester verification for continuing international students in F-1 immigration status is September 15, 2014.

New International Student Initial Check-In Procedures

All new international students must reserve a time to check-in at the ISSO. This includes all students beginning a new program as well as students returning from a leave of absence. Be sure to reserve a time as soon as possible to get your preferred check in time.

Continuing F-1 Student "Semester Verification" Procedures

All continuing international students in F-1 status must complete the "semester verification" process prior to the deadline to "add" classes each academic semester. Please report to one of the administrators at the links below and request "semester verification."  Please also be reminded that F-1 students are required to maintain full-time registration status each semester.


If your college/school is not listed, please semester verify at the ISSO located at      
888 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor


Abbr. College/School/Program


College of Arts and Sciences/Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


College of Communication


College of Engineering


College of Fine Arts

CGS College of General Studies


Goldman School of Dental Medicine


Metropolitan College


Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


School of Education


School of Hospitality


School of Law


School of Management


School of Medicine


School of Public Health


School of Social Work


School of Theology



Boston University
August 15, 2014

Boston University International Students & Scholars Office