International Briefing & Check-In

Welcome to the United States and The University of Texas at Austin! As a new international student at The University of Texas at Austin, you are required to view the International Briefing and Check-In (IBC) presentation. In IBC you will learn about immigration, work eligibility in the U.S., how to obtain U.S. forms of identification (i.e. driver's license and social security number), health insurance requirements, and what else you need to do in order to register for classes.

The university classifies all incoming students at The University of Texas at Austin, who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, as international students, even if you are a Texas Resident for tuition purposes. Additionally, all new reciprocal exchange students admitted to The University of Texas at Austin, including exchange students that are U.S. citizens, must view the IBC presentation. New international students have an international bar on their Registration Information Sheet. After viewing the IBC presentation, your international bar will be waived or removed from your record. You will not be able to register for classes until you have viewed the IBC presentation. Please make sure to view the IBC presentation as soon as possible to ensure you can register for classes on time.

You can view the IBC presentation in myIO.

  • After you have arrived in the U.S. you should indicate your arrival in myIO.
  • Once your arrival notification has been received you can upload copies of your immigration documents and complete required statements of understanding.
  • You will then be able to view the IBC presentation.

The IBC presentation will be available before your registration time. This should be around late May to early June. You will only have access to IBC after you have entered the U.S.