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 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 SMC International Student Application

Students Currently In the U.S.

Step 1:  Complete the online Check In Form in your International Student Portal.  Be prepared to upload copies of your Passport, F-1 visa, I-94 record, and signed SMC I-20.  The I-94 record can be accessed by visiting the I-94 Official Website and clicking on "Get Most Recent I-94". 

Step 2: Enter your current U.S. Address, a local phone number, and emergency contact information through the F-1 Student Contact Information screen in Corsair Connect. 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 and going to the "Profile" tab.

Step 3: An updated I-20 form with "Reason: Continued Attendance" will be uploaded to your International Student Portalafter your Check In Form has been processed and your SEVIS record has been registered. Make sure to check your SMC email daily.

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