We look forward to welcoming you to the United States and The University of Texas at Austin. Take a moment to review all that we have to offer to help you settle in to life and study at UT Austin. The first step in this process is the Immigration Briefing & Check In (IBC).
Who needs to attend?
All new students to UT Austin who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are required to attend IBC. If you are returning to UT Austin after a leave of absence, you do not need to attend an IBC; however, contact international student and scholar services for further instructions.
Why do I need to attend?
The IBC session will clarify and provide you all the information you need to know about your new life in Austin and at UT. You will learn about documentation, regulations, the possibilities of working in the country and the health care system. Only after you attend an IBC you will be allowed to register for classes - after the automatic registration bar given by International Office be removed.
What do I need to bring?
To have a speedy transition to UT bring these documents with you to your IBC session.
- Completed Permanent Record Form
- I-20 or DS-2019 (or applicable immigration documents)
- Passport (with visa)
How do I sign up?
Undergraduate & Graduate students - Spring 2016 Admits
In order to attend IBC and be able to register, graduate students must sign up for General IBC in January.
Executive Program Students
Due to the nature of your programs, we have a page for program specific instruction for IBC.
Reciprocal Exchange Students
If you are on a reciprocal exchange, you must sign up for the reciprocal exchange IBC before you can register for classes.
Undergraduate students - Fall 2016 Admits
If you plan to attend either Freshman or Transfer Orientation offered in June and July, you can sign up for IBC during Orientation and participate in the “Required International Student Session” that happens during the orientation program satisfying the IBC requirement. When singing up, be sure to choose the IBC session that corresponds with your orientation. IBC appointments will be available on this website starting May 2016.
Graduate students - Summer & Fall 2016 Admits
In order to attend IBC and be able to register, graduate students must sign up for General IBC in June, July or August. IBC appointments will be available on this website starting May 2016.