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For Students

Orientation Program

All international students are required by immigration law to go through an immigration orientation session with the ISO upon arrival to MIT. During this immigration session, an ISO advisor will discuss immigration documents, how to maintain legal status, employment in the US, travel, and other miscellaneous important information.

MIT students will not be able to apply for your MIT ID card or complete registration for your term until you have completed the Online Check-In and attended an ISO Orientation Session. Students may wish to schedule the earliest ISO Orientation Session available after your arrival to MIT. New students - Please see the ISO letter that was included with your immigration document (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019) for more details.

New International Undergraduate Students have a mandatory ISO Immigration Orientation scheduled for Tuesday, August 23.

New International Graduate Students admitted as a degree candidate to MIT and plan to enroll in the Fall semester should check their academic department orientation schedules to verify if there is an ISO Immigration Orientation Session already scheduled for your specific program.  If not, you can sign-up for an ISO Immigration Orientation Session on iMIT.  

  1. 1. Login to imit.mit.edu and click "Full Client Services for Students"
  2. 2. Enter your kerberos/email information to log in
  3. 3. After logging into your iMIT account, click on the “Session Sign-ups” menu
  4. 4. Select the appropriate ISO Orientation session for your visa type and program

Additional links to orientation information at MIT is available at the links below:

Online Check-In

In addition to attending an ISO Orientation session, all new students are required to complete the Online Check-In with the ISO and upload electronic versions of your immigration documents to our system. Please complete the Online Check-In AFTER you arrive in the US.

  1. 1. Login to imit.mit.edu and click "Full Client Services for Students"
  2. 2. Enter your kerberos/email information to log in
  3. 3. After logging into your iMIT account, click on the “Pre-Arrival” menu item and then click “Online Check-In”
  4. 4. Click “Start a New Request”
  5. 5. Complete all items on the Online Check-In pages
  6. 6. After the completion of the check-in pages and the attendance at any required ISO immigration sessions, the ISO will clear the immigration holds on the student account
Logging into the iMIT system will require DUO Authentication. The ISO recommends that students set up DUO authentication prior to arrival at MIT.  For more information, please contact MIT Information and Systems Technology.





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