Center for International Education
  • Current Students/International Student Services

    International Student Services (ISS) at the Center for International Education (CIE) provides support services for international degree-seeking students, ALI students, international faculty members, and visiting international scholars.  Not sure where to go? Start with CIE!  You can contact CIE in person, by phone, or via email:

    CIE office hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.


    Holiday Campus Closures:

    Friday, December 11, 2015: We will be open 8am to 12pm, closing at 12pm for the day.

    December 24, 2015 through January 1, 2016: We will re-open Monday, January 4th for normal business hours.

    Monday, January 18, 2016: Martin Luther King Holiday

    First day of Spring 2016 semester: Tuesday, January 19, 2016


    To schedule an appointment with an International Student Advisor:

    Undergraduate Students


    Schedule an Appointment:


    >Appointment Procedures and Guidelines
    >How to use Advisor Connect

    Graduate Students, ALI Students, and J-1 Scholars, Researchers and Visiting Professors

    Make a appointment with an advisor in person in BH 201 or by phone at 562-985-4106. Please note that if you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, you appointment will be canceled and you will need to schedule a new one.

    General Walk-In Hours for Fall 2015:

    You may see an International Student Advisor for a quick question regarding general university and immigration policies.
    *Hours and advisor availability may change.


    General Walk-in Hours:​ ​
    Monday​ ​2:00 - 3:00PM
    ​Tuesday ​9:00 - 10:00AM


    Please note the General Walk-In Hours will not be available on the following days:

    January 11 and January 18.

    If you require a review of your academic or immigration records, please make an appointment with an International Student Advisor.

    Reduced Course Load (RCL) and Full Course Exception (FCE) Walk-In Hours:

    Spring 2016 Enrollment

    Do you need to register for less than the required full-time units for Spring 2016?

    If so, you must see an International Student Advisor for a RCL/FCE Walk-In time.

    *RCL/FCE walk-ins have limited space available. Please make sure that you arrive as early as possible to sign in for a walk-in slot.


    December 2015​, January & February 2016
    Dec. 21 at 9AM, Jan. 25 at 1:30PM, Feb. 8 at 1:30PM, Feb. 15 at 8:30AM & 1:30PM
    ​Tuesday ​Dec. 22 at 3PM, Jan. 5 at 2PM, Jan. 19 at 9AM, Jan. 26 at 8:30AM, Feb. 2 at 9AM, Feb. 16 at 9AM
    ​Wednesday ​Dec. 23 at 2PM, Jan. 13 at 9AM, Jan. 20 at 1:30PM, Jan. 27 at 1:30PM, Feb. 10 at 1:30PM
    ​Thursday ​Dec. 17 at 9AM, Jan. 21 at 10AM, Feb. 4 at 10AM, Feb. 11 at 10AM
    ​Friday ​Jan. 15 at 9AM, Jan. 22 at 9AM & 1:30PM, Jan. 29 at 9AM & 1:30PM, Feb. 5 at 9AM & 1:30PM, Feb. 12 at 9AM & 1:30PM
    Reminders before attending RCL/FCE walk-in time:

    Advisors will not be available for any advising on the following dates:

    December 11, 18, and 24

    January 12

    *Advisors will have limited advising hours through January as they are preparing and assisting newly admitted students.

    Please note: ISS will be intermittently closed for special events and new student orientations in January. Please check regularly for updates.