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Advising Hours


Appointments for U-M F-1/J-1 international students and J-1 scholars are available upon request. International Student and Scholar Advisors (ISSAs) can help you with issues related to F-1 or J-1 immigration status, cultural adjustment, and personal concerns. Call 734.764.9310 or visit the International Center to schedule an appointment. All appointments are 30 minutes. At this time, we do not schedule appointments by email.

Quick Question Walk-in/Forms Submission Advising

No appointment is needed to visit an International Student and Scholar Advisor (ISSA) to ask a quick question (5-10 minutes) or submit an I-20 or DS-2019 request form (extension, add dependent, reduced course load, departure, transfer out, academic training). All forms must be complete and you must bring all required attachments in order to submit.

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 1-4pm

**Please note – Quick Question Advising may be cancelled without notice**

Preparing for Your In-Person Appointment

We strongly recommend that you refer to the U-M International Center web site and read about the topic in which you are interested. You may find that this can save you a lot of time, avoid delays during your advising appointment.

Be sure to bring all of your immigration-related documents to the appointment, such as:

  • I-20 or DS-2019
  • Passport
  • I-94 Arrival and Departure card (if you have one)
  • Any relevant request forms, along with appropriate copies

Email advising (response within three business days)

Last reviewed: 09/16