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

Walk-in advising

During Fall and Winter:

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

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, 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!

Please call the office at 734-487-3116 to set up an appointment for the following:

  • Reinstatement
  • Change of Status
  • STEM OPT Application Processing

Things that do NOT require an appointment

Stop by the OISS office during walk-in hours if you need to:

  • Obtain travel signature for I-20/DS-2019
  • Complete On-campus Employment paperwork
  • ITIN Application
  • Tax Questions
  • I-515A Processing

Things that you can do when the office is open:

  • Submit and pick up forms
  • pick up I-20/DS-2019
  • Request aconcurrent enrollment letter
  • Obtain travel signature for I-20/DS-2019 (1 business day processing)

Things that you can do online:

Change of address through your my.emich account by clicking here

Sign up for seminars by clicking here.



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