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Student Check-In and Orientation

All international students must check in at ISP prior to beginning their academic work at Caltech.  The best time to visit ISP is during Walk-In Hours, Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM.  If you prefer a morning check-in, contact ISP to schedule an appointment.  Bring the following documents with you to your immigration check-in at ISP:

  • Passport
  • I-20 (F-1) or DS-2019 (J-1)
  • I-94 (print out a copy of your electronic I-94, available only after arrival in the United States)
  • Windstar Form (complete this form only if you were offered an on-campus job, such as a Graduate Research or Teaching Assistantship, for which you will be paid a salary/stipend)

International Student Orientation
ISP will assist you as you transition to life at Caltech and in the United States.  Our goal is to help you feel comfortable in your surroundings and to share conversation and resources.  International Student Orientation for degree-seeking students takes place in September of each year.