Late Arrival - Graduate Students

Request Approval to Arrive Late

Review of late arrival requests begins November 19. 

If you are not arriving in Tucson until after January 3, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit the Late Arrival Request e-form in UA International ( located under "Orientation" on the menu) and wait for approval. If you are approved, you will receive an email with instructions for completing the check-in with ISS.

  2. Even if you are arriving late and will miss the orientation program, you are still required to register for orientation in the Next Steps Center.

  3. Complete the Immigration Tutorial online. Submit the Immigration Tutorial e-form (link provided at the end of the tutorial). 

  4. Bring your immigration documents (I-20/DS-2019 and passport) to International Student Services during regular business hours to complete the in-person portion of your late arrival check-in. Please arrive at least one hour prior to close.

The latest date you can check in is Wednesday, January 23 at 9:00 am. If you cannot check in by that time, contact your academic department to discuss deferring your admission to a future term.

Know the Consequences

ISS will accommodate your late arrival, but you may face the following consequences:

  • Late registration for courses (it may take up to 1 business day after check-in to be granted access to register)

  • Limited class availability

  • Late registration fees (review Dates and Deadlines on the Bursar's Office website)

Even if you do not attend orientation, you will still be charged the $75 orientation fee for Late Arrival Check-In. 

You must enroll full-time for immigration purposes to maintain your immigration status. If you do not enroll full-time after checking in, your SEVIS record may be terminated, and you may be required to abandon your program and depart the U.S