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New/Transfer Students

Trinity's International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office welcomes all prospective and new international students. We offer information about how to transfer your SEVIS record to Trinity from another U.S. institution, exchange student application information, as well as information about preparing for your visa interview and for arrival to Trinity. We look forward to meeting you soon! 

What's on this page:

Applying to Trinity University

Preparing for Arrival

Applying for an F-1 visa
Preparing to Enter the U.S.
International Student Check-in and Mandatory Orientation (ISO)
Airport Pick up Arrangements
Your Student Account and Email
Health Insurance and Meningococcal Vaccination-Required!!!
Contact Information Before and After you Arrive


Applying for an F-1 visa

Make an appointment at the local U.S. embassy or consulate and compile the documents they require for the F-1 visa application You may also want to read "Preparing for F-1 Interview" tips.

Preparing to Enter the U.S.

You may review "What to expect at the US Port of Entry" and "Study in the US" tips. The Fall 2019 International Student Handbook will arrive with your I-20.  It provides important information and tells you about things you can experience at Trinity as well as in San Antonio.

International Student Check-in and Mandatory Orientation (ISO)

ISO is mandatory for all new international students on the F-1 and other non-immigrant visas. The fall ISO schedule will be available on-line soon. Please check out the ISO 2019 Preliminary Schedule for a preview of ISO. In the meantime, please check out the sample ISO schedule from fall 2018!

Check-In and Move-In Day!
Trinity University International Student Check-In and Move-In Day is on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

ISO Dates:
ISO is from August 14 to 16 and will help to meet your immediate needs and prepare you for the New Student Orientation (NSO) program provided for all new Trinity students.
International Parent Orientation is on Saturday August 17.

ISO I-Team:
In June, your ISO “I-Team,” member,  who is a current Trinity student, will contact you.  He/She will be available to answer any questions you have primarily by email throughout the summer. He/She will be your guide as you prepare to move to Trinity!

Airport Pick up Arrangements

If you need pick-up from the airport on Tuesday, August 13 or on the morning of August 14, please complete our electronic "Pre-Arrival Form" by no later than July 31, 2019. Please note that requests submitted after July 31, 2018 may not be able to be accommodated.

Your Student Account and Email

Your Trinity account (including email and account login information) should be active within 10 days of placing your deposit with Trinity University). For more information on initial access to your on-line Trinity account, please visit:  this LINK.
Trinity has an E-Bill/E-Pay system, and does not mail hard copies of bills. Instead, all invoices are posted electronically. If you have questions about fees and methods of payment, please contact Student Financial Services.

Health Insurance and Meningococcal Vaccination-Required!!!

Trinity University requires all students, undergraduate and graduate, enrolled for nine or more semester hours or enrolled in a full-time graduate program to have current hospitalization and accident insurance.

You will be billed for health insurance.
To comply with the mandatory health insurance requirement all students will be billed for annual coverage of the student health plan in July.

You may apply for a waiver of Trinity health insurance.
If you have other personal health insurance and don’t want the student health plan you must submit an online insurance waiver annually. The waiver is available beginning in July through the end of add/drop, approximately 1 week after classes begin. A completed waiver that is approved by Health Services allows you to decline coverage and have the charge removed. Instructions will accompany your university bill. During the waiver period the waiver will be available online at Academic Health Plans Waiver.
If the waiver is not completed by the deadline you will be enrolled in the student health plan and the corresponding charge cannot be cancelled.

Details about what the plan offers
Details about the Student Health Insurance Plan with United Healthcare Student Resources are available on-line at Academic HealthPlans, Benefits. The 12-month premium for 2019-20 is $1460 payable with tuition for fall. Questions about the University sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan may be directed to Academic HealthPlans, Contacts.

Health Record Form-Required
Trinity students living on campus are required to have a complete Health Record form on file. This includes a completed physical exam form as well as information regarding immunizations and health insurance coverage.
Health Record

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  • · Health Record & Insurance Requirements

All full-time students must submit the Health Record form to the Health Services before their initial registration at Trinity University. This Health Record includes the consent for treatment, signed by the student or parent/guardian, if the student is a minor.
We request your adherence to health record requirement, supported by the Texas Department of State Health Services, that students present proof of immunizations for diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles, mumps and rubella.

Meningococcal Vaccination Required
Additionally, Meningococcal Vaccine is required by Texas state law and must be administered at least 10 days before the first day of classes.
If you have any other questions about health insurance or vaccinations, please contact Ms. Yvette Tercero, ytercero [at] of Health Services at Trinity University. Health Services and Residential Life should be in touch with you this summer regarding Housing and Health vaccination requirements.

Contact Information Before and After you Arrive

During the summer and ISO your primary contacts will be the I-Team member to which you are assigned. You may contact Jessie Jiang (Your  last name ends with M to Z.) and Dr. Robert Seese (Your last name ends with A to L.) Please use the isss [at] email address prior to your arrival so that your communications can be viewed by Jessie and Dr. Seese.

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