Returning Student Check-In



If you are a returning student who as been gone longer than summer break, please come to the ISSO to check in as soon as possible upon returning to Iowa State. The office is located in the Memorial Union in room 3248.  

Late check-ins can happen between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Please email to schedule an appointment.

If you check in after the first day of classes a hold will be put on your account, and you will not be able to register for the following semester until you complete the check in.

  • Late Arrivals: Students who must arrive late due to circumstances beyond their control MUST contact Admissions (see e-mail address below) for a letter permitting them to arrive late.

Please email to to schedule an appointment for your check in today.

This process will take approximately 30 minutes.

Bring the following documents with you:

  • Iowa State University I-20 or DS-2019
  • I-20 or DS-2019 forms from any past U.S. institutions
  • Passport
  • ISU student ID number
  • The passports and I-20/DS-2019 forms for any dependents
  • Address in Ames
  • Name, phone number, and email for emergency contact
  • Letter of Intent (if you have an assistantship)
  • Financial Guarantee (for sponsored students)