International undergraduate students are required to attend International AARO (undergraduate orientation). More information can be found through the Transitions and Orientation office.
If you are an international graduate student, please review information from your specific academic department as it may vary based on your program.
All F and J students are required to do an Immigration Document Check-In with the ISSS office.
Please plan to attend one Immigration Document Check-In from the dates listed and bring the following documents:
1. Proof of completion of the International Student Compliance course, which can be found on your SMU Canvas page: smu.instructure.com. Please log-in using your SMU ID Number and password.
2. Original signed I-20/DS-2019
3. Original Passport and F/J Visa
4. I-94 Arrival Record (cbp.gov/i94)
Note: If you do not complete the mandatory Immigration Document Check-in, a hold will be placed on your student record which will affect your ability to enroll in classes, eligibility to receive services from the ISSS office and University resources. Failure to timely complete your check-in requirement will also result in severe consequences for your visa status within the U.S.