Advising Hours for International Students and Scholars

Walk-In Advising/Form Submission

Have a quick question? You can meet with an International Student and Scholar Advisor for 5-10 minutes during Walk-In Advising, no appointment is needed. 

During Walk-In Advising you can also submit I-20 or DS-2019 request forms such as extension, add dependent, reduced course load, departure, transfer out, CPT, and academic training. In order to submit a request, you must bring all required documents and have completed the correct form.

Walk-In Advising Hours:

Monday thru Friday from 1-4pm

Please note – Walk-In Advising may be cancelled without notice


Private appointments for University of Michigan F-1 students, J-1 students, and J-1 scholars are available upon request. Our International Student and Scholar Advisors can help you with issues related to F or J immigration status, cultural adjustment, and personal concerns. Please call 734.764.9310 or visit the International Center to schedule your 30 minute appointment. Appointments cannot be scheduled by email.

Preparing for Your Appointment

In order to save time, please refer to our website to learn more about your appointment topic before meeting with an advisor in person.

Based on your question, please bring any relevant immigration documents to the appointment such as:

  • I-20 or DS-2019
  • Passport
  • I-94 or Arrival and Departure card or print out
  • Any relevant request forms, along with appropriate copies

Email Advising (response in 3-5 business days)