International Student Advising
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
Location: Student Union - CPGE
Booking an Appointment
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m (all times are PST).
ISSS offers both Front Desk Q&A for quick questions and Advisor Appointments for more in-depth questions. Appointments are mainly reserved for matriculated SJSU students and graduates on OPT/STEM OPT with an I-20 from SJSU.
- Front Desk Q&A (quick questions):in-person or Zoom
- Come into ISSS for (quick questions with an Advisor): in-person walk-in advising
- Make an advising appointment: Zoom appointments
Please refrain from booking multiple appointments for the same topic with different advisors. All ISSS advisors follow the same policies and advising practices. An advisor will cancel your appointment if they see you have scheduled one with another advisor to ensure advising availability for other students.
If you have admissions-related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit this page for information regarding drop-in advising sessions.
If you are an admitted student and have not started your studies at SJSU, please review the Pre-Arrival page and the FAQ for incoming international students, or email your questions to email@example.com. If need be, we will contact you and schedule an appointment.
Front Desk Q&A
Do you have a quick question for the ISSS front office team? If so, please join us at the following times to ask your “quick” questions. Please note that all times are in PST (California times).
Zoom or Telephone Front Desk Q&A
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Click onto the Front Desk Q&A Zoom Link.
In-Person Front Desk Q&A
9:00-11:00am & 2:00-4:00pm
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International Student Advising
For more in-depth questions please book an advising appointment. For quick questions with an Advisor, visit during walk-in advising hours. For quick questions, visit our Front Desk Q&A. Please note that all times are in PST (California times).
Zoom or Telephone Appointment Advising
|9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Victoria Hudak||Victoria Hudak||Victoria Hudak||Lena Meadows||Victoria Hudak|
|Lena Meadows||Lena Meadows||Lena Meadows||Suzanne Pendergrass||Lena Meadows|
|Soo-Jin Sohn||Suzanne Pendergrass||Suzanne Pendergrass||Soo-Jin Sohn||Soo-Jin Sohn|
|Elisa Yanagihashi||Elisa Yanagihashi||Soo-Jin Sohn||Elisa Yanagihashi||Elisa Yanagihashi|
In-Person Walk-In Advising
|2:00pm-4:00pm||Not Available (virtual only)|
- All walk-ins will be held on the 2nd Floor of the CPGE building.
- Please check in at the front desk reception area located on the first floor of CPGE when you arrive.
Types of “quick” questions include:
- Social Security
- Enrollment verification
- SEVP Portal issues
Which form should I complete?
I am not sure who to contact on campus. Can you help?
If your questions are more intricate, you will be encouraged to make an advising appointment.