International Student Advisors
International Student Compliance Services is open for business operations Monday to Friday, 8am – 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, excluding observed holidays. Our team is available via Virtual Office Hours on Zoom, email, appointments, and phone. A student’s F-1 advisor is based on the first letter of the student’s surname. We encourage students to attend their specific F-1 advisor’s Virtual Office Hours or send an email to their advisor. During Virtual Office Hours, if it is determined the student needs an appointment, the advisor will assist in scheduling an appointment.
For questions related to COVID-19, please refer to the following resources first.
TEMPORARY Registration Accommodations due to COVID-19
- Current Guidance:
Summer B 2021 - Summer A/C 2022:
Online Course Registration Guidelines for F-1 International Students
- Previous Semesters Guidance
Spring 2021 Online Course Registration Guidelines for F-1 International Students
Spring 2021 F-1 Students FAQ
Continuing F-1 Students Town Hall
Please note, this webinar was recorded on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 10:50am - 11:40am EST. Shortly after the webinar, at 12:30pm EST on July 24, 2020, SEVP provided updated guidance. The July 24, 2020 SEVP guidance provides updated information which actually benefits our new/Initial students. This guidance modifies the information provided in the recording from the 8:47 minute mark to the 9:14 minute mark. Please refer to the FAQ which UFIC has provided on July 27, 2020 regarding Fall 2020 enrollment for new/Initial students. The webinar was also heavily focused on questions primarily applicable to the continuing F-1 student population who have an active SEVIS record as of Spring 2020.
Fall 2020 F-1 Students FAQ
Virtual Office Hours provide students with an opportunity to meet with an International Student Advisor and ask general questions related to F-1 processes such as CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, program extensions, changes of degree level, reduced course loads, SEVIS transfers, etc.
An appointment is not required to attend Virtual Office Hours. The student should click on their specific F-1 advisor’s Virtual Office Hours link to determine when their F-1 advisor is available. Please also pay attention to any announcements provided in the advisor’s schedule in case the advisor’s schedule is modified.
During the times available, F-1 students may click the link and will arrive in the Zoom waiting room. Depending on how many people join and the nature of their questions, there may be some waiting time. Students are asked to be patient as they wait their turn in the Zoom waiting room.
F-1 International Student Advisors
F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames A-C
Assistant Director, F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames D-J
F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames K-L
F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames M-Q
Yu "Yagi" Aoyagi
F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames R-T
F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames U-Z
Contact your F-1 Advisor for specific questions during their Virtual Office Hours. If you are not able to attend your F-1 Advisor’s Virtual Office Hours, general advising is available. Click the link below for the general advising Virtual Office Hours schedule.
Martine J. Angrand
Director, F-1 International Student Compliance Services (PDSO)