All students who are not U.S. Citizens or U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents – regardless of whether you are classified as a resident for tuition purposes by meeting the criteria for HB-1403, SB-1528 or the 36-Month Provision – are considered to be international students at Texas A&M University. New international students must make arrangements to complete the mandatory Online Orientation and attend the mandatory New International Student Check-In coordinated by the International Student Services (ISS) office.
Information for new Undergraduate International Students
- International Student Services (ISS) Check-In: Any Texas A&M University student who is not a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident is considered to be an international student. All new international students are blocked from course registration through an ISS Check-In registration hold. The ISS Check-In registration hold is removed by ISS once the student has completed specific requirements, outlined on the ISS website. Students may also visit the ISS Registration Holds webpage for information about how to have other common registration holds removed.
- International Student Conference: International Student Services (ISS) hosts the International Student Conference (ISC) to bring together international students, guests, faculty, and staff. This conference is not mandatory; however, it is highly encouraged that you attend. The conference is free and features informational sessions and a resource fair, including on- and off-campus services applicable to international student needs.
Masters and Doctoral students do not attend New Student Conferences. Please plan to attend the Office of Graduate Studies’ New Graduate Student Orientation.
International Student Services is located in the Pavilion, Room 110. If you have trouble finding it, please call (979) 845-1824 for directions.