Check-in and Orientation

All incoming F-1 and J-1 students and scholars are required to register for and complete the online immigration session through their MyCourses account. Students should log in to their MyState account and search for Immigration Orientation under the Self-Enrollment option. Scholars should have their department request access to MyCourses by submitting a helpdesk ticket with ITS.

Students will need to physically check-in to 116 Allen Hall upon arrival. At that check-in the student should bring the following documents:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. F-1 or J-1 visa stamp
  3. MSU issued I-20 or DS-2019

After a student has successfully completed the online orientation and physically checked in to the International Services Office, the registration hold will be removed so that the student can register for classes.