Advising Hours for International Students and Scholars

The Student Activities Building (SAB) and the International Center (IC) are closed to the public until further notice, based on the governor’s “stay at home” order. However, the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) staff will continue to work remotely to provide advising and process requests. Please email for any immigration related questions, advising, or appointment requests.  An advisor will respond and can arrange a phone appointment if necessary. Please note that our email traffic has increased significantly and as a result of receiving a high volume of emails we urge you to refrain from sending multiple emails with the same question, as this only slows down our response times. For more information, please see COVID -19 Update: International Student and Scholar Advising.

Advising Hours (Central Campus)

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 1:00 - 4:00 PM

There will be no walk-in advising from Monday 3/16 to Friday 4/3.


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.


Advising Hours (North Campus)

The International Center will have advising hours by appointment only, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:20 - 4:00 PM, in the College of Engineering's Office of Student Support and Accountability, 129 Chrysler Center.

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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)