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Advising Hours & Appointments

Advising Walk-In Hours (No Appointment Needed)

Monday – Friday
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Advanced appointments may be made for times outside of walk-in hours.

Acceptable walk-in advising includes:

  • General Employment questions
  • Submit OPT Application and materials
  • Pick up completed OPT Packet
  • Submit J-2 Application
  • General Travel questions
  • General Dependent (spouse or child under age 21) questions
  • General Changing of program level and/or major questions
  • Other General questions

Acceptable Information to Drop-Off at ISSS (No Appointment or Walk-in Needed):

  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) form and supporting documents for F-1 students
  • Academic Training (AT) application form and supporting documents for J-1 students
  • I-20 / DS-2019 form for travel signature
  • Submit completed OPT Application and supporting documents if you have no questions
  • Program Extension forms and supporting documents
  • Social Security letter request with proper documentation
  • A request for letter (invitation request, visa renewal, good standing, etc.)
  • Family Member Application for dependents (spouse or child under age 21) only

Advanced Appointments are available outside of walk-in hours for any advising topic. Appointments are required for the following:

  • Change of Status
  • Reinstatement
  • Transfers

*Appointments can be made by contacting isss@vanderbilt.eduPlease note that we have adjusted our processing times for the next few months. Applications will take approximately 5 days.