New International Students

Welcome, your journey at the University of Memphis begins here! Review this page for all relevant information about you as a new international student, such as the I-20 process and insurance information. New students should refer to the I-20 SEVIS check-in program via their International Portal account for further information about matriculation. 

SEVIS Check-In > 

Missed the Spring 2021 New Student Orientation?

Attendance at International Student Orientation is mandatory for all new and transfer F-1 international students. Students must complete the asynchronous online orientation "SEVIS Check-In" located on the International Portal and notify ISS. An ISS team member will contact you about making up the orientation.

Contact ISS about missed orientation HERE.


Requesting a Change to the Start Date on the I-20:

Students who can not enter the U.S. in time for the upcoming semester can request a change to the I-20 start date to match the next available term for full-time enrollment.  

Graduate Students - Please begin the process of changing your official semester of admission using this link, or contact the Graduate School directly if you have questions about the process of changing to a new semester start date.

Undergraduate Students - Please begin the process of changing the I-20 start date to a future semester by e-mailing the Undergraduate Admissions Office with your request for a new admission date.  Be sure to put "International - Defer to New Semester" in the subject line.