ISO: International Student Orientation
International Student Orientation (ISO) is a program for all incoming international students in F-1 or J-1 student status, including freshman, graduate, professional, transfer, returning students from leave, and exchange students. ISO is designed to help students learn about and understand important immigration regulations and procedures required of F-1 and J-1 students, confirm their arrival for required government reporting purposes, and to assist new students in adjusting to Penn.
Mandatory New Student Check-In Requirements
Federal regulations require that you register your presence at the University by completing international student check-in procedures. Check-in has two steps: 1) completion of the New Student Arrival Information online form and 2) attendance at one of the Immigration Document Review and Presentation Sessions.
Please note that both steps must be completed after you arrive in the United States but within 20 days of the program start date on your Penn I-20 or DS-2019.
F-1 transfer students must complete the new student check-in process within 15 days of the program start date on your Penn I-20.