Office of International Student and Scholar Services is located on the second floor of University Center North in room203. This is building #487 on the campus map.
Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Extended hours are until 6:00PM on Monday and Tuesday during the fall and spring semesters.
International students and scholars are encouraged to bring their immigration documents with them when visiting ISSS. This includes: passport, I-94 card, current I-20/DS-2019, and any I-797 or I-485 notices.
Some requests can be made without an appointment. Review a listing of these services before visiting our office.
International Student Counselors, who also serve the University as Designated School Officials (P/DSOs) and Responsible Officers (A/ROs), are available to meet with international students and scholars by appointment. Instructions to schedule an appointment are below.
International students and alumni can now schedule appointments through their myUH accounts. Instructions are available online. Review a listing of services requiring appointments and average appointment timings prior to scheduling an appointment as services and processing times vary by request. Same day appointments are only granted in specific situations and must be made by an ISSS staff member. Call (713) 743-5065 for more information.
ISSS sees the largest volume of students at the beginning and ending of a semester. Expect increased wait times during these seasons and plan in advance for all requests/appointments.
ISSS’s International Student Counselors work diligently as a team to provide UH’s 4,881 students and scholars with current and accurate information. Some DSOs and AROs may be unavailable for appointments at various times as they attend to international student/scholar needs with campus departments or U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State. Visit the people page to learn more about our staff.
Visiting scholars and professors on J visas can schedule appointments by contacting ISSS staff at (713) 743-5065.