Walk In and Appointment Advising

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. Please note that the International Office is now located in the GE Building, Room 220 (2nd floor).
Individual Appointments 
F1 Advising Virtual Walk-In Hours (Virtual Office)
Applying for OPT/STEM & OPT 

Students can:  

Create an advising appointment using Navigate LA here.

(To learn how to make an appointment, read the 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 F1 advisor will engage with you in a virtual break-out room for privacy.  

 

Virtual Walk-in hours:

Monday, 10:00 – 11:00am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://calstatela.zoom.us/j/2219438823

Meeting ID: 221 943 8823

 

Tuesday, 10:00 – 11:00am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://calstatela.zoom.us/j/2219438823

Meeting ID: 221 943 8823

 

Wednesday, 2:00-3:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://calstatela.zoom.us/j/2219438823

Meeting ID: 221 943 8823

 

Thursday, 2:30-3:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://calstatela.zoom.us/j/2219438823

Meeting ID: 221 943 8823

 

Friday, 2:00 – 3:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://calstatela.zoom.us/j/2219438823

Meeting ID: 221 943 8823

 

Initial OPT:

Please set up 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 the student. The I-20 will also be mailed via FedEx, to students in late summer.*

General OPT questions can be addressed via virtual walk-in hours, virtual appointments or e-mail.  

 

*OPT processing time is 2 to 3 business days.

International Office Advisers and Advising Services:

F-1 International Students

Please email:

James Fukaye, International Student Services Advisor
  • Inquiries on the following topics: Transfers, Change of Status, CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, Reduced Course Load and status.
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

  • For more information about Study Abroad, and for current exchange students, please email the Study Abroad Office or call (323) 343-3170.