UMD: A Globally Connected University

iTerp: Your Online Portal for Services with ISSS

ISSS is excited to announce that our office is transitioning to a new immigration system called iTerp.   iTerp is an online self-service portal for international students, scholars, employees, and departments  that allows you to conveniently complete many of the immigration requirements for your arrival and stay at the University of Maryland.  You can upload documentation, complete forms, and submit them electronically to the ISSS office.   Over the next few months, we will be updating and changing our processes and will send you regular updates through the ISSS e-Newsletter

For instructions on how to login to iTerp, click here.

Services Currently Available Through iTerp for:




  • Prospective students will receive an email to request their I-20.  Only after responding to the email will the student have access to iTerp.
  • For address changes we ask students to make updates to their local address, email and phone directly in Testudo. For step-by-step instructions, click here.
  • To update employer information while on OPT, STEM OPT or Cap Gap login to iTerp, then navigate to F-1 Student Services > Report OPT Employer Information. For further information on Employer Reporting click here.
  • iTerp Check-In allows new students to submit their immigration documents to the ISSS office as required for SEVIS registration.




  • iTerp Check-In allows J1 Scholars to submit their immigration documents to the ISSS office as required for SEVIS registration
  • Please update your email address, phone number and local and permanent address through Testudo. For step-by-step instructions, click here.
  • Submit  your proof of health insurance
  • Report any J-2 dependents accompanying you or who will later join you in the U.S.





After receiving training from ISSS, departmental staff can access iTerp

  • File an H1-B Petition
  • Submit request for a J-1 DS-2019
  • Request Extensions
  • Notify ISSS of Early Terminations
  • Change of Employment