The OISS is happy to support you in reaching your educational, career, and personal goals while at Eastern Michigan University. If you have questions, concerns, or problems during your program of study, the OISS office is here to assist!
Here are your advising options:

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, with the exception of official holidays and university closures
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Walk-in advising

During Fall and Winter:

Walk-in hours, with the exception of official holidays and university closures

Beginning September 19: 1pm-4pm Monday & Thursday only


Walk-in hours are for students who have short 5-minute questions. No appointment is needed for walk-ins.
CPT, OPT and Change of Status applications will not be processed during walk-ins hours.

Make an appointment

If you want to meet with an advisor for a longer time, we suggest you make an appointment.

If you are a first-time visitor to our online appointment system, you need to create an account using the "registration" button.

If you have already created an account, just enter your E number and make an appointment with an advisor using the "Appointment Locator" function. It is easy and quick to make an appointment, and available anytime you need!

Things that do NOT require an appointment

  • Update I-20 for travel
  • Obtaining a Concurrent Enrollment Letter
  • Completing On-campus Employment paperwork
  • Obtaining or submitting OISS forms. Forms are available online or at the OISS front desk.
  • Questions about general immigration matters and new student arrival matters
  • Obtaining a driver's license
  • Registering for classes
  • Obtaining a Certificate of Enrollment - see Service EMU or Records and Registration for assistance
  • Obtaining an Invitation Letter to invite relatives to visit you - follow the instructions here.
  • Changing your address - update address, phone and email information in your my.emich account
  • Genaral information regarding CPT, OPT, H-1B, and on-campus employment - Please come to an OISS seminar!
    The seminars will teach you about employment regulations and how to apply for work authorization. Please see the seminar schedule on the right column for information on dates and times of all OISS seminars.

Be sure to visit the OISS resource area and pick up information concerning many topics such as immigration, academic and career support, traveling and things to do.



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