Online Check-In

All incoming MIT international students must complete the Online Check-In forms (found under iMIT’s “Upon Arrival” menu). For Fall 2020, the ISO will have ALL international students (New and Continuing) complete the Online Check-In to verify study plans whether studying inside or outside the U.S.

Online Check-In is required. There is a 2-step Online Check-In process that will be completed by students pursuing the Fall 2020 semester on-campus or remotely from abroad. Students will not be able to pick up their MIT ID card or complete enrollment registration for your term until you have completed the Online Check-In. New students – Please see the ISO letter that was included with your immigration document (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019) and see our Orientation Page for more details.

If you were an MIT degree candidate in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 and are moving into a new degree program this Fall, please complete the Online-Check-In process ONLY.  You do not need to attend an ISO Orientation Session.  

New Students who began their program of study in Summer 2020 abroad will need to complete the full Online Check-In Process, whether pursuing the Fall 2020 semester from abroad or inside the U.S.

Also, if you have already arrived and completed the Online Check-In process and scheduled or attended your ISO Orientation Session, you do not need to re-complete the process.

Start Online Check-In Process

To start the Online Check-In process, follow the steps below.  

  1. Login to and click “Full Client Services for Students”
  2. Enter your MIT kerberos/email information to log in
  3. After logging into your iMIT account, click on the “Upon Arrival” menu item and then select “Fall 2020 Online Check-In”
  4. ALL Students: Complete section “1. Student Status” and section “2. Student Category” (New/Transfer or Continuing Student) now, even before arrival to the U.S.
  5. New/Transfer Students:  Complete section “3. Online Check-In Forms” only AFTER your arrival in the U.S.
  6. Continuing Students: Complete section “3. Online Check-In Forms” either AFTER your arrival in the U.S., OR from abroad if you will NOT be entering U.S. for Fall 2020
  7. After completion of the Online Check-In eforms, an ISO staff member will review your information and clear your holds after confirming that we have received all necessary documentation.  You will receive an email confirming the clearance of your Online Check-In hold.

If any questions arise, please feel free to contact the ISO ( Thank you for your assistance and we look forward to the Fall semester with you.

Logging into the iMIT system will require DUO Authentication.  The ISO recommends that students set up multiple DUO Authentication methods (other than text message) prior to arrival at MIT.   For more information, please contact MIT Information and Systems Technology.

Tips for the Online Check-In Process

Please refer to the information below to ensure that your accurate information is submitted to our system. Following these tips will allow the ISO to review your electronic forms more quickly and allow us to approve your submission without extra steps.

U.S. Postal Addressing Standards

When entering a U.S. Address in the Online Check-In process, please use the format below to ensure that we can validate your address. Street 1 should be your delivery line address and Street 2 can include information such as your dorm name and apartment number. Please see the example below.

Address Example

For students pursuing the Fall 2020 semester remotely from abroad, and will not have a U.S. address in Fall, you can use the ISO office address as your SEVIS U.S. Local Address (50 Ames Street, E18-219, Cambridge, MA 02139).

Uploading a Scanned Document: Image Resolution

The photos below depict poor resolutions and good resolutions. Please ensure that your uploaded files/images are clear and that the print in those files/images is legible. If your image has poor resolution, please upload a new image. 

Image Resolution Comparison
Good Resolution vs. Poor Resolution

Obtaining a Form I-94 Record

For more information on how to obtain a Form I-94 Record, please see our page on Obtaining the Form I-94.