Sponsored Advising

As a sponsored student, you have designated advisors in International Student Services (ISS) who are your primary contacts for immigration advising on F-1 and J-1 regulations, matters relating to your Sponsorship, including pre-arrival information, monitoring status of financial guarantees, referral to academic support and other special issues.

You should consult with your university academic advisor regarding issues related to (but not limited to) your academic program of study, program requirements and procedures, academic progress, and assistance in accessing university resources.

Sponsored Students

Zoom Quick Advising

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1:30 PM-3:30 PM and Friday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

How It Works:

  • You will be placed in a virtual waiting room until an ISS staff member is available to check you in. Please have your 8-digit Student ID number ready and make sure your Zoom account shows your name.
  • After that, you will be assigned to meet with an advisor in the order that you joined the Zoom. Wait times vary and may be longer if you need to meet with a specific advisor.
  • The length of the advising session is 10 minutes.


Scheduled Appointments

Individual 20-minute appointments available through Zoom and in-person with our international student advising staff.



Randa Abdu

International Student Advisor, Sponsored Programs

Ludmila Clarke

Program Director, Sponsored Programs

Len Tecson

International Student Advisor, Sr.

We can answer questions related to...

  • Admissions and pre-arrival services
  • Change of major
  • Financial guarantees and billing
  • Immigration
  • Sponsorship requirements
  • Special letter requests



Before emailing us, we encourage you to review the information under the Sponsored Students section of our website for more information about billing, enrollment considerations and requests. You may also find the answers you’re looking for under Frequently Asked Questions.