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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students Currently Outside the U.S.
(Please do not complete this check-in now/until you are in the U.S.)
If you do not plan to enter the U.S. for Fall 2021, please contact your Admissions Coach by using the "Message Center" in the iApp application at www.smc.edu/iapp.
Students Currently In the U.S.
Step 1: Complete the Online Check-In form.
Step 2: Have your current U.S. Address and any local phone number ready to enter on the form. 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.
Step 3: 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 www.cbp.gov/i94 and clicking on "Most Recent I-94".
Step 4: 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.