Office of Global Services

International Student Check-in

An institution approved to issue I-20 or DS-2019 by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or the U.S. Department of State is required to maintain specific documents and information on all F-1 and J-1 students and their dependents. To comply with the record-keeping requirement, Illinois Institute of Technology’s Office of Global Services (OGS) requires all incoming new F-1 and J-1 students to visit the office to check-in within two business days of their arrival to Chicago.

If you are an incoming new F-1 or J-1 student, a registration hold has been placed on your student account and will remain in effect until you check-in with OGS. This hold will NOT prevent you from enrolling in courses or obtaining a student ID card. This check-in is separate from both the SOAR (orientation) and housing check-ins. 

New International Student Check-In—Spring 2024

Spring 2024 check-in process to be posted soon!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email OGS at