International Education Center

International Student Mandatory Check-In

The purpose of the mandatory check-in is to fulfill immigration reporting requirements. F-1 visa students must complete this process within 10 business days after arriving in the U.S.  Transfer students currently in the U.S. must complete this process after completing their seminar requirement. 

Please review the following information and if you have any questions, you may contact the International Education Center by emailing

Students Currently Outside the U.S.

(Please do not complete this check-in now/until you are in the U.S.)

If you were admitted but do not plan to enter the U.S., please contact your Admissions Coach by using the "Message Center" in the iApp application at

Students Currently In the U.S.

Step 1:  Complete the Online Check-In form.  Be prepared to upload copies of your immigration documents (Passport, F-1 visa, I-94 record, and signed I-20).  The I-94 record can be accessed by visiting CBP I-94 Official Website and clicking on "Get Most Recent I-94". 

Step 2: Enter your current U.S. Address, any local phone number, and emergency contact information through the Online Portal. You may provide a temporary address in the U.S. such as hotel, friend's house, etc, if you do not have a permanent address yet. The address can later be updated by logging into your Corsair Connect Account and going to the "Profile" tab.

Step 3: You will receive an updated I-20 form with Reason:  Continued Attendance within 10 business days after completing your Check-In form. Make sure to check your SMC Email Account daily.

Note: Failure to complete any of the above steps may result in an enrollment hold and/or the termination of your I-20.