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Check-In & Orientation

Immigration Briefing and Check-In (IBC)

We look forward to welcoming you to the United States and The University of Texas at Austin. In order to prepare for your immigration life at UT Austin, all students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are required to attend Immigration Briefing and Check-in (IBC). Attendance at IBC is required to clear your International Bar before you register for classes. This session reviews the basic information international students need, including:

  • immigration rules and regulations
  • health insurance
  • registration

An appointment is required to attend an IBC session. As a courtesy to your fellow international students, please register for only one IBC session that you know you can attend. This will ensure that all students have an opportunity to attend Immigration Briefing & Check-In in a timely manner.

IBC Appointments for Freshman and Transfer Students

If you plan to attend Freshman or Transfer Orientation in June or July, you may attend IBC during your orientation session prior to registration. Please schedule an IBC appointment so we know to expect you. 

If you plan to attend Freshman or Transfer Orientation in August, please sign up for a General IBC (August) appointment below. 

Graduate Students and General IBC appointments

If you are admitted to the university beginning Summer or Fall 2014 and you are not an exchange student (visiting from another university), please click below to schedule an IBC appointment.

Reciprocal Exchange IBC appointments

If you are admitted to the university beginning Fall 2014 and are on reciprocal exchange, please click below to schedule an IBC appointment.

HB1403/SB1528 IBC Appointments

During this session designed for students who are beneficiaries of HB 1403 and SB 1528, you will learn valuable information about being a student at UT Austin. This session is led by UT students from the University Leadership Initiative

Orientation

The International Office offers various orientation events during the month of August to accommodate your arrival schedule, your departmental commitments, and your information needs. Programs begin with International Orientation on Friday, August 15. Attendance at most of these events is optional. For detailed information, please view our events calendar below.

  • Calendar coming soon!