General Inquiries

For general questions about your immigration status, you may e-mail an advisor at An advisor will respond to your e-mail within 72 hours. Include your full name and OSU ID number (as applicable) in your message, and state the topic of your question in the e-mail subject line. 


International Student Advisors have an average of 30 appointment times (at 30 minutes each) available every day. Students can also request an hour-long (60 minutes) appointment for difficult or complicated questions. All appointments take place at University Plaza Suite 130. Call 541-737-6310, email, or visit University Plaza, Suite 130.

Sponsored Student Appointments

The Sponsored Student Team is available by appointment only at University Plaza, Suite 130. There will be a total of 30 appointment times available throughout the week.

Walk-in Hours

Walk-in hours for a short advising meeting (less than 10 minutes) from 2:00 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. Students may be referred to an appointment if their questions or issues are complex and cannot be resolved within a 10-minute meeting. Walk-in advising takes place at University Plaza Suite 130.

Determining Your Advising Needs

If you are not sure whether or not to have an appointment or come to a walk-in time, the following list can help you determine which option is best for your type of questions or concerns:

Walk-ins (10 minutes)

Appointments (30 minutes)

  • Forms requiring International Student Advisor (ISA) signatures
  • General travel questions
  • General transfer questions
  • Social Security Verification Letter
  • Holds
  • Full-Time or Alternate Enrollment questions (Reduced Course Load, Reduced Enrollment, Concurrent Enrollment, Vacation Term)
  • Leave of absence
  • F-2/J-2 Enrollment questions
  • Follow up to warning emails from International Student Advising and Services (ISAS)
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues
  • Initial questions regarding bringing dependents
  • General on-campus employment questions
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)/Optional Practical Training (OPT) follow up questions (F-1 students; student must have attended a workshop first)
  • General Academic Training questions (J-1 students)
  • Suspension, termination or reinstatement
  • Change of status
  • Sponsorship questions
  • Financial difficulties and scholarships
  • Complicated employment questions
  • Health issues
  • Dependent complications
  • Academic departmental issues
  • Conduct issues
  • Legal issues
  • Visa delay or denial
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) application questions
  • Out-of-state or overseas phone appointments


  • CPT/OPT (In-Person and Online Workshops available)
  • Immigration 101
  • Travel signature
  • Financial Guarantee (FG) Clinics
  • Alternate Enrollment (Reduced Course Load, Reduced Enrollment, Concurrent Enrollment, Vacation Term)
  • Academic Success (Online Workshop only)
  • Departure