Virtual Walk-In Hours (Virtual Office)
Applying for OPT/STEM & OPT
Create an advising appointment using EAB here.
(To learn how to make an appointment, read instructions here.)
Once an appointment is scheduled, a Zoom link will be emailed to the student from an advisor.
An assessment survey will be emailed to the student following the advisement session.
Enter the virtual room and an advisor will engage with you in a virtual break out room for privacy.
Virtual Walk-in hours:
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Virtual office link:
Please setup an appointment with an advisor (see below).
If you have not attended an OPT workshop, please go to https://calstatela.instructure.com/enroll/MHT6KT to self-enroll into the OPT Online Canvas workshop prior to making an appointment.
Please complete and submit OPT forms here. (Under OPT Extension tab)
General OPT questions can be addressed via virtual walk-in hours, virtual appointment or e-mail.
*OPT processing time is 2 to 3 business days.
International Office Advisers and Advising Services:
F-1 International Students
All international student inquiries.
- Inquiries on the following topics: Transfers, Change of Status, CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, and status.
Mayquel Delgado, International Student Services Advisor
- Inquiries on the following topics: Reduced Course Load, OPT, STEM OPT
Inquiries on the following topics: Transfers, Change of Status, New Student I-20 and admission-related questions.
Study Abroad and Current Exchange Students
To schedule an appointment during the days/times listed below, please email Emily Luu. Once you have scheduled an appointment, you will receive a Zoom link.
Mondays: 2 to 4 p.m.
Thursdays: 2 to 4 p.m.