The pre-arrival section contains all of the information you need to know before you leave your home country, while the post-arrival section contains information you will find helpful once you arrive on campus.



International Student Check-In is a federally mandated process that requires new incoming students & scholars to report to Office of International Students and Scholars Services (OISS) and have their immigration documents reviewed. Check-In should be completed AFTER your arrival to the United States.


Step 1:

New students should login to OISS Portal and complete the request "F-1 / J-1 Student Immigratoin Check-in" under OISS Requests as soon as possible after arrival.  

New scholars should complete the online check-in form and upload the required immigration documents. You will need BC credentials and BC email password to access the online form.

Step 2: 

Report to the OISS at the Hovey House at 258 Hammond St. no later than the second Friday after classes start.   

  • Bring your passport 
  • We kindly ask that you wear a face mask for check-in. 
  • Please do not arrive in large groups due to limited capacity in our office. 
  • Must be registered for classes full time no LATER than the DROP/ADD deadline.

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