Global Engagement > Student Resources > International Student & Scholar Services > Advising Services & Appointments
Your International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) advisor can assist you with questions related to your F-1 or J-1 immigration status, cultural adjustment, navigating campus resources and referrals to university services.
ISS is currently operating virtually. ISS Advising is being offered by Zoom, telephone and email. Your advisor is assigned based on the first letter of your last name. Click here for instructions about how to join a Zoom appointment.
Current and enrolled students can schedule an appointment with their assigned ISS advisor by using the BlueStar system. BlueStar allows you to search for available appointment times and self-schedule or cancel an appointment with your ISS Advisor.LOG IN to BlueStar through Campus ConnectCLICK HERE for a 4-step guide to scheduling BlueStar appointments. CLICK HERE to view a 6 minute BlueStar Scheduling Tutorial. Prospective, future and former students (including students on OPT/STEM) can schedule an appointment by contacting the Virtual ISS Front desk at https://depaul.zoom.us/j/336205171 The Virtual ISS Front Desk is open Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am -12:00 pm.
Open advising is also available through Zoom on Wednesdays from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. To join a Zoom advising session select the link from your Advisor's schedule below. When you arrive in the Open Advising room you will be placed in the waiting room. Your advisor may be assisting another student when you arrive but your advisor will be with you shortly. During high traffic times we may not be able to assist every student during open advising and encourage you to schedule an appointent through BlueStar.
All J-1 research scholars/professors are advised by Ms. Ewa Pawlak. To schedule a 30-minute appointment with Ewa Pawlak, please contact the ISS Virtual front desk at
Dependent spouse or child of F-1 student.
Eligible dependent spouses or children are issued their own I-20 documents.
F-2 dependents may travel independently of their F-1 spouse or parent
F-2 dependents are eligible to study part-time.
F-2 dependents are not eligible to work in the U.S.
Dependent spouse or child of J-1 student or scholar.
Eligible dependent spouses or children are issued their own DS-2019 documents.
J-2 dependents may travel indepenently of their J-1 spouse or parent.
J-2 dependents are eligible to study part or full-time.
J-2 dependents are eligible to apply to USCIS for work authorization (see an ISS Advisor for details).
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DePaul University takes a strong and public stance in support of undocumented students in line with its core values and traditions as a Catholic, Vincentian, and urban university. Please
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Have a quick question? ISS offers walk-in advising on Wednesdays for quick 5 to 10-minute questions.
No appointment is required for open advising and students will be seen on a first-come first-served basis by your ISS advisor. To join an advising session click the link on your advisor's schedule.
Open Advising hours: Wednesdays 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.
Click here to access ISS forms