ISSO Check In

Internationals Students ISSO Check In Procedure

New students MUST complete the ISSO check in procedure!

All new international students in F1 visa status and new international students in J1 student visa status whose DS-2019 was issued by Cornell MUST complete the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) "check in procedure": 

  • After you have entered the US in F1 or J1 student status for this Cornell program,
  • NO MORE THAN 30 days before you begin your program at Cornell, 
  • AND no later than 30 days after the start date on your I-20 or DS-2019.

If you do not complete the check in procedure, you may lose your valid immigration status in the US.

In order to complete the ISSO check in form, you will need to have the following materials in front of you:

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