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International Student Program

Academic Counseling & F1 Advising

The International Student Program provides F-1 visa international students with Academic Counseling as well as immigration advisment with our Designated School Officials.


Visit: ISP Express Counseling 
Mon. 9AM-12PM; Tue. 9AM-11AM; Wed. 3PM-5PM; Thu. 10AM-12PM

Online “Express” counseling is available as a 10-minute conversation with a counselor for any of the following:

  • Prerequisite clearances
  • Course advisement (not requiring outside transcript evaluation)
  • Information about associate degree/certificate programs
  • Questions regarding F1 petitions such as: RCL, Concurrent Enrollment, etc.
  • General education patterns
  • IGETC / CSU GE-Breadth inquiries
  • Information about important enrollment deadlines and registration assistance
  • Clarification of college academic policies and procedures
  • Assistance with various forms/petitions such as: academic renewal, course repeat, general petition, pass/non pass, unit overload, etc. 
  • Information about campus support resources and/or programs

Express counseling is not for comprehensive education plans, transcript evaluations, academic probation appeals, or graduation checks and graduation petitioning. If you need more than 10 minutes, please schedule a counseling appointment.


To schedule a counseling appointment select:
  • Education plan for 3 semesters or more
  • Fell below 12 units in Spring or Fall semester
  • Education plan for I-20 Extension Request
  • Education plan for I-20 Major Change Request
  • Education plan for Reduced Course Load Request (final semester)
  • Education plan for OPT application
  • Graduation evaluation and petition
  • University transfer advising
  • Transcript evaluation (non-LACCD)
  • Academic probation/dismissal


DSO Services Offered
  • Travel Authorization
  • I-20 Extension
  • OPT Application/Reporting
  • Reduced Courseload Request
  • Reinstatement Request
For scheduling an appointment for the services listed above: Contact the International Student Program staff at and provide the following infomration: 
  • Subject Line: Service Needed i.e. Travel Authorization, I-20 Extension, etc. 
  • Your Name
  • Student ID Number
  • With Whom you would like to schedule an appiontment: an immigration advisor or an academic counselor 
  • Reasons for your appointment
  • Your availability 

Please note that you must have your Student ID number in order to receive academic counseling services, such as transcript evaluation, student education plan, and university transfer planning. Upon receipt of your email request, our office staff will contact you to schedule your appointment.