Check-in for all NEW International Students and Semester Verification for all CONTINUING students in F-1 Status
September 19, 2011 is the deadline for ALL new international students to complete the initial ISSO check-in and for continuing international students in F-1 immigration status to complete Semester Verification.
Failure to complete an initial ISSO check-in at the ISSO or Semester Verification each semester could jeopardize your legal immigration status in the U.S.
Initial Check-In Procedures for New International Students
ALL new international students must report to the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) immediately upon arrival in the U.S. to check-in. Please bring all relevant immigration documents (i.e., passport, I-94 card, Form(s) I-20, Form(s) DS-2019, etc.) with you to the ISSO. Boston University is required by federal regulation to notify the Department of Homeland Security about the arrival and registration of all students in F-1 immigration status and J-1 exchange visitor classification at the beginning of an academic program. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the ISSO with any questions concerning your immigration status or your adjustment to Boston University. Check in at the ISSO located at 888 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor.
“Semester Verification” Procedures for Continuing International Students
Boston University is required by federal regulation to notify the Department of Homeland Security about the physical presence and registration of every student in F-1 immigration status each academic semester. Therefore, we have implemented a process through which we will verify your presence on-campus.
ALL continuing international students in F-1 classification must complete the “semester verification” process prior to the deadline to “add” classes each semester. Please report to one of the administrators at the links below as soon as possible and request “semester verification.” Please also be reminded that F-1 students are required to maintain full-time registration status each semester. Once you have completed the “semester verification” and you have registered for full-time coursework, we will notify the Department of Homeland Security of your enrollment through SEVIS. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the ISSO with any questions concerning semester verification or your immigration status.
For continuing students only, select your college/school from the list below to determine where you can complete your semester verification. If your college/school is not listed, please semester verify at the ISSO located at 888 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor.
|CAS/GRS||College of Arts and Sciences/Graduate School of Arts & Sciences|
|COM||College of Communication|
|ENG||College of Engineering|
|CFA||College of Fine Arts|
|CGS||College of General Studies|
|SDM||Goldman School of Dental Medicine|
|SAR||Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences|
|SED||School of Education|
|SHA||School of Hospitality|
|LAW||School of Law|
|QST||Questrom School of Business|
|MED||School of Medicine|
|SPH||School of Public Health|
|SSW||School of Social Work|
|STH||School of Theology|