Schedule an Appointment

In most situations where international students and scholars need the assistance of an advisor, the staff urges that you first schedule an appointment rather than just appear unexpectedly. Often, advisors already have meetings scheduled in advance with others, and if no one is available to assist you, you may experience a long wait or you may have to make an appointment to return at a later time.

If you are coming to submit a request or application, please be advised that you will find almost all of the necessary materials on our Information and Forms page. For most of your needs, you should review the web site and download the necessary forms before meeting with an advisor because they explain the process and list all the required documents students/scholars must bring in order to submit their application or request.

You may not need to schedule an appointment to submit requests for such things as the issuance or revalidation of an I-20 or DS-2019. If, however, you wish to add a dependent to your I-20 or DS-2019, to file for Practical Training, or to request other actions that may require advising or close review of your documents, please call ahead to schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Always review carefully the web site to insure that you are bringing ALL of the necessary documentation to support your request or application. In almost all circumstances, this will mean at least bringing your passport, I-94 card, and Form I-20 or DS-2019.

  • Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Appointments with advisors may be made by telephone, by e-mail or in person, see our contact page.
  • F-1 students should make their appointments with┬áSarah Jome┬ávia our contact page.
  • J-1 exchange visitors should make their appointments with Jonathan GoldbergBelle, intprog@uis.edu. Hands supporting globe