International Check-in and Orientation

International Student Check-In and Orientation

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION: Mandatory for NEW, TRANSFER, CHANGE-of-STATUS and REINSTATEMENT students (see below for details)

INTERNATIONAL CHECK-IN: Mandatory for NEW, CHANGE-of-STATUS, TRAVEL REINSTATEMENT students (see below for details)                  

*Transfer Students do not need to go through the check-in process.

New International Student Check-In

Check-In for New Arrivals, Change-of-Status Approved and Travel Reinstatement Students

All F-1 new arrivals, travel reinstatement students, and students with change-of-status approval to F1/F2 must complete the mandatory Virtual New Student Check-in. 

F-1 New arrival & Travel Reinstatement Students- immediately after arriving in the U.S.A.

Click on CHECK-IN NEW ARRIVALS to complete and submit the form.

You will need to provide your HCC ID number, a current local US address, and a US phone, emergency contact information, and prepare to upload copies of the following documents in .PDF:

  1. Form I-20* 
  2. Passport (photo page)* 
  3. F-1 Visa page*(citizens of Canada and Bermuda provide a copy of the passport entry stamp indicating F-1;D/S) 
  4. I-94*  Go to https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home > click on Get most recent I-94.  If you receive an error that your I-94 was "Not Found", follow the directions in this document to request a correction to your I-94 record:I-94 Correction Instructions
  5. Receipt of online payment for the $50.00 orientation fee – you can pay this with a credit card online through the PeopleSoft / Student Account sign-in. For more information, see International Payment Tutorial (Flywire). Allow pop-ups on your browser.
  6. Receipt of SEVIS fee I-901. If you need to retrieve it, go to http://www.fmjfee.com/, and click on “Check I-901 Fee Status’.

*Provide this document for all dependents (spouse/ children) on F-2 visa.

 

Change-of-Status Approved Students

Click on CHECK-IN COS APPROVED to complete and submit the form.

Prepare to upload copies of the following documents in PDF:

  1. Form I-20*
  2. COS Approval Notice I-797A*
  3. Receipt of payment of the $50.00 orientation fee – you can pay this with a credit card online through the PeopleSoft / Student Account sign-in. For more information, see International Payment Tutorial (Flywire)Allow pop-ups on your browser.

*Provide this document for all dependents (spouse/ children) on F-2 visa.

Once you submit all required documents, our office will remove the International Advisement Required Hold from your account. Please review and follow the Next Steps for New F-1 Students

To complete the F-1 onboarding process, connect with the Enrollment Services staff located on the HCC campuses  or via HCC Virtual Lobby.

 

Mandatory International Student Orientation

Summer 2024

If F-1 students were unable to attend the International Orientation for the Summer 2024, they should make sure to attend the next available Orientation when it is posted on this website to prevent enrollment holds for the Fall 2024 semester.

At this time, there are no restrictions on their summer enrollment. F-1 students who have been accepted for Summer 2024 classes need to register for a minimum of 9 credit hours, with only one class can be 100% online.