Are you ready to join the UT Martin Family? Here’s a checklist to help you with your next steps!

Make visa appoint

The Department of State issues visas at U.S. Embassies and Consulates. The visa is for entry. It allows you to travel to the United States for a specific purpose. Find the U.S. embassy or consulate nearest to you. First, you need to complete this list:

You should make your appointment for your visa interview as soon as possible. We cannot send you your I-20 by scanned copy, but we can send you your SEVIS number to make this appointment after you pay your I-901 fee.

*Note: SEVIS will be increasing fees in the coming year. Prices listed on this page may not be accurate.

When you go to your appointment, a consular official will electronically scan your fingerprints. Bring the following documentation to the interview:

The visa interview is your opportunity to tell the consulate or embassy officer about your plans while in the United States and what you will do when you have completed your studies. They may ask you for this additional documentation.

If you are granted the visa, please email and tell us the good news! 

Apply for Housing

We make sure campus living is a positive experience! The UT Martin Office of Housing provides a fully- trained staff of residence hall directors and resident assistants who tend to the needs of residents. Students enrolled with fewer than 45 completed credit hours before the first day of fall classes are required to live on campus. Students living in the Tennessee counties of Weakley, Obion, Gibson, Carroll, or Henry and the Kentucky counties of Fulton, Hickman and Graves have the option to commute to campus.

Directions for Housing Applications can be found here.

Deadline: October 1st – August 1st

Submit your Immunization Records or Exemption

All immunization requirements or an immunization exemption must be submitted prior to enrollment in classes through Med+Proctor. Log-in information and detailed requirements are available at

Deadline: Before class enrollment

Provide Proof of Health Insurance

You must prove health insurance valid in the U.S. when you arrive. It is YOUR responsibility to prove that you have health insurance. If you do not, the UT System insurance will be added to your Banner

Deadline: Before arrival

Prepare for your Trip

To prepare for what you should bring, read the International Student Handbook. Degree, exchange and short-term students: Read only from page 11.

Deadline: August 24th

Classes Begin August 24th

Deadline: August 24th