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Advising Walk-In Hours (No Appointment Needed)

Monday – Thursday
AM walk-in hours:10:00 – 12:00 (No AM walk-in hours on Friday)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
PM walk-in hours:1:30 – 3:30 (No PM walk-in hours on Wednesday)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM – Jillian AM – Radhika AM – Radhika AM – Heather no walk ins
PM – Heather PM – Jillian no walk-ins PM – Ali PM – Radhika

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

Make Appointment* with International Student or Scholar Services 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.



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Morning Walk-Ins
Monday – Thursday, 10am – 12pm

Afternoon Walk-Ins
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1:30pm-3:30pm

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Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

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