Any Texas A&M University student who is not a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident is considered to be an international student. Texas A&M University does not restrict admission or enrollment based on the student’s immigration status.
However, to avoid immigration status violations, you should make sure your status allows you to study in the U.S. You can check here: Nonimmigrants: Who Can Study?
If your status does not allow you to study (ex – B-1/B-2), then you should change to another immigration status before starting your classes.International students admitted to distance only programs:
You will need to submit a Other Student Check-In
to get the ISSS holds removed. Your status with the university will be marked as "Abroad".International students starting their program outside the U.S. and coming in-person later:
You will also start by submitting a Other Student Check-In
to ISSS. After you enter the U.S., you'll need to submit another check-in to ISSS depending on what status you'll use to enter the U.S.
- If you plan to enter the U.S. on F-1 or J-1 status, follow the steps here to get your I-20/DS-2019 and then you'll submit an F-1/J-1 Student Check-In to ISSS
- If you plan to enter the U.S. using another nonimmigrant status, submit an Other Student Check-In again
Sometimes citizens or Permanent Residents incorrectly receive ISSS holds or are charged international student fees. This is usually due to your status in the university system being entered incorrectly.
Follow the steps below to get your record updated with the university:
Check-In With ISSS
All international students need to check-in with ISSS. Students who aren’t F-1 or J-1 can submit an Other Student Check-In
. ISSS will update your visa type in the university system and remove any holds from our office.
Do I Need to Do Anything Else with ISSS?
After you submit a check in with ISSS, you don’t need to do anything else with our office! Just make sure to follow the rules and restrictions of your immigration status.
If you have questions about your status, you should consult an immigration attorney. Check our Immigration Attorney Resource page
if you don’t know where to start.
If you want to change to F-1 or J-1 status during your time at TAMU, click here
for more information.
ISSS wants to provide support and resources to any and all international students—including those who are undocumented.
The current situation for undocumented individuals remains uncertain, as there are new developments every day. As a part of our commitment to our students
, we have gathered the following resources for our DACA student community.Please note: All external links provided herein are meant solely to provide potential resources to students. As such, the university is not responsible for content or views contained therein. Students are always encouraged to check with the US Department of Homeland Security and United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) to get the most accurate information about immigration regulations, policy and updates.