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STUDENT CHECK-IN

All new and transfer international students must complete the online check-in procedure within 5 days after you have entered the United States in F-1 status for your WCGS program. International students who are entering the United States for the first time on an F-1 visa are only permitted to enter the U.S. up to 30 days prior to the "program start date" on your I-20. The 30-day rule does not apply to students who are already in the U.S. with a valid F-1 visa.

Approximately two weeks before your program start date, you will receive an email with instructions regarding the online check-in process. As part of this process, it is important that you complete the online check-in form as soon as possible after your arrival to the United States. All new and tranfer students must attend a mandatory in-person check-in during Orientation week. If you do not complete these check-in procedures, you will be in violation of your immigration status.

You will need the following material in front of you to complete the online check-in form.

  • Your original WCM I-20
  • Your passport
  • Copies of the following documents in pdf format to be uploaded online: 
    • Page 1 of WCM I-20
    • Passport picture page
    • F1 visa (except Canadian citizens)
    • Visa entry stamp
    • Electronic I-94 Travel Record (printed AFTER your arrival in the United States)
  • If you have a dependent (F2), please include and submit all of the documents listed above.
Note for I-94 Travel Record:

If your I-94 record contains incorrect information or has not properly updated within 3 days upon entering the United States, please correct the information by contacting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Deferred Inspection Site.

DESIGNATED SCHOOL OFFICIALS

PDSO

Vanessa Dodson

Program Coordinator, BCMB

vad3003@med.cornell.edu

DSO

Denise Jenkins

Program Coordinator, BCMB

djenkins@med.cornell.edu

 

Book an appointment with WCGS International Student Services using SetMore

Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences 1300 York Ave. Box 65 New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6565 Fax: (212) 746-5981

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