Terra Dotta

Terra Dotta at UW-Madison is live for new and current students for Fall of 2019. (Future Date for OPT/STEM Students) Terra Dotta is an online solution to enhance the experience of UW-Madison’s international students, scholars, and employees. It will connect with UW-Madison’s Student Information System (SIS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for F-1 and J-1 visas.

The user friendly interface allows users to view their immigration record, request updates, and communicate with International Student Services (ISS) or International Faculty & Staff Services (IFSS).

Users

Terra Dotta will be available to F-1 and J-1 international students served by ISS, J-1 scholars served by IFSS, and H-1B employees served by IFSS. Functionality for employees in E-3, TN, O-1 status, as well as Permanent Residency applications, will come at a future date TBD.

Administrative offices such International Student Services, International Faculty and Staff Services, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions, Visiting International Student Program (VISP), inbound exchange offices, and department hiring units will leverage the solution to provide seamless communication and services to international users from the time of admission or hire until the time they end their status with UW-Madison. UW System hiring units and employees that IFSS serves will also be able to utilize Terra Dotta for H-1B applications. For more information on specific user or administrator roles, click on the links below.

Students

F-1 and J-1 student visa holders will access a portal to view  immigration information, submit requests and updates, and receive important communications from ISS about your immigration status.

Scholars

J-1 scholar visa holders will access a portal to view  immigration information, submit requests and updates, and receive important communications from IFSS about your immigration status.

Employees

Employees with H-1B status will access a portal to view immigration information, submit requests and updates, and receive important communications from IFSS about your immigration status. Functionality for employees in E-3, TN, O-1 status, as well as Permanent Residency applications, will come at a future date.

Advisors & Coordinators

Academic, faculty, and career advisors who serve international students can expect electronic verification requests to replace paper requests. Training opportunities will be announced.

HR/Payroll

Hiring units will have access to a portal to view immigration information, submit requests, extensions and updates for J-1 scholars and H-1B employees. Training opportunities will be announced.

Admissions

The process to request new admit I-20/DS-2019 documents will be electronic. Training opportunities will be announced.

Project Team

ISS

Samantha McCabe, International Student Services (ISS)

Cameron Millard, International Student Services (ISS)

IFSS

Jennifer Taylor, Director, International Faculty and Staff Services (IFSS)

Katie Tollefson, International Faculty & Staff Services (IFSS)

DoIT

Scott Genz, Application Development & Integration

Edward Stevens, Application Development & Integration