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Advising

International student and scholar advisors are available to discuss your immigration status, University policies, and cultural adjustment. Advisors are also available to help you when you aren't sure who to speak to at the University about a particular problem or concern. Students are not assigned to a particular advisor, but we do recommend you meet with the same advisor if we are assisting you with an ongoing or complex immigration matter. Scholars generally meet with Laura Buhs.

Walk-In Advising Hours

You may call or visit an advisor without an appointment during our daily walk-in hours. If you would like to speak to a specific advisor, please call our office at 303-871-4912 to ask when that advisor is scheduled for walk-in hours. Advisors are available during the following times each week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10 am - 12 pm - 10 am - 12 pm - 10 am - 12 pm
1 - 4 pm 1 - 4 pm 1 - 4 pm 1 - 4 pm 1 - 4 pm

If you have an immigration emergency while the office is closed, please contact Campus Safety 303-871-3000. 

Please note that there will be no advising on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Scheduled Appointments

If you are unable to visit our office during our regular walk-in hours, you may schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor during a time that is more convenient for you. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please call our front desk at 303-871-4912.

Working with Advisors

Advisors in our office are highly knowledgeable in the interpretation and application of federal regulations governing student and scholar immigration statuses. We recommend speaking to an advisor anytime you have a question about your status or your eligibility for a particular immigration benefit. Advisors are also trained in a variety of social and cultural areas, including intercultural communication and cultural adjustment.

When You Arrive

When you visit our office, please check-in with the front desk receptionist. The receptionist will let you know when an advisor is available to see you. An advisor will generally be available to see you within 5 - 10 minutes, depending on the number of students waiting before you.

Advising Limits

Advisors can discuss a number of issues with students and scholars, including immigration regulations, University policies, and resources to assist with cultural adjustment and academic success. However, advisors are unable to advise on the following matters:

  • Legal issues, including criminal and civil court cases
  • U.S. taxes and tax law
  • Mental health and personal counseling needs

Advisors may refer you to other offices on campus or recommend you seek assistance from outside professionals when your needs extend beyond our professional limits, as outlined above.

Confidentiality

Advising sessions are confidential. Records of meetings with advisors are only available to staff members in our office and other University personnel who have a professional need to know about your visit. Advisors may discuss complex cases with each other when there is a question of interpretation of immigration regulations.