Request an Advising Appointment

Please read the information below including a list of advisors and the specific services that they each provide.
For questions or additional information, please contact the International Office via email or call (323) 343-3170.
Individual Appointments 
Virtual Walk-In Hours (Virtual Office)
Applying for OPT/STEM & OPT 

Students can:  

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.  

Students can: 

Enter the virtual room and an advisor will engage with you in a virtual break out room for privacy.  

 

Virtual Walk-in hours:

Monday

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

 

Tuesday

10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

 

Wednesday

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 

Thursday

2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

 

Friday

3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Virtual office link: 

https://calstatela.zoom.us/j/791020113

Initial OPT:

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. 

 

STEM OPT

Please complete and submit OPT forms here. (Under OPT Extension tab)

  • An advisor will review your documents and suggest corrections if needed.  
  • Students are required to pay for their own UEMS document service. After IPGE receives a paid receipt from UEMS, a digital I-20 will be emailed to student. The I-20 will also be mailed via FedEx, to student in late summer.*

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

Please email:

Nancy Lam, International Student Services Coordinator
  • All international student inquiries.
James Fukaye, International Student Services Advisor
  • 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
Tracey Truong, International Admissions Liaison/SEVIS Coordinator
  • 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.