International Center

Advising Hours

During advising hours, an adviser will be available to talk to students who walk into the office on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advising hours are designed as five-to-10-minute meetings between current or prospective F-1/J-1 students and an international student adviser. lf additional time will be necessary, the front desk can assist you in scheduling an appointment. Prior to your visit, please make sure to review the information on this website as many questions can be answered this way.

Fall 2021 Advising Hours

  • For the Fall 2021 semester, student advising will continue to take place via Zoom appointments only. There will not be any available opportunities for walk-ins for advising during our walk-in hours at this time.
  • Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, we ask that students communicate with our advisers by making an appointment, either through email ( or virtually through Zoom. You may make an appointment via Zoom by using the center’s online scheduling website.

J-1 Scholars and H-1B Employees

Advising hours are for F-1/J-1 international students only. J-1 scholars and H-1B employees must schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email


Employee/Scholar Advising

Illinois Tech employees and scholars, please schedule an appointment with the appropriate adviser by contacting the International Center reception at 312.567.3680. It is preferred that you request the adviser based on your department or office, but feel free to schedule a time with an adviser based on availability.

Appointments may also be requested via email at

Study Abroad

Advising is available for students interested in study abroad opportunities; for additional information, visit the Study Abroad website.