Office of International Programs (OIP)


Advising Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10AM to 12PM and 2PM to 4PM
No advising on Tuesday and Friday

General Office Hours
(For documents pick up)
Monday to Friday
8 AM - 5 PM

Important: Please note we can not accept appointments via e-mail. Also International Student Advisors at OIP can not advise students on academic issues such as course selection, transfer credits (ASE/DARS), and graduate requirement. Contact your major department or the Advising Center for assistance.

Appointment Issues

Please make an appointment when you are ready (have all required documents) to apply for:

  • Change of Status
  • Economic Hardship
  • Reinstatement
  • Other special issues: Students who live far from the SF State campus may also schedule an appointment



Drop-in Issues

Drop in to see an International Student Advisor when:
  • You have any general questions
  • You are ready to submit the following forms:

    Future Plans Form
    Leave of Absence
    I-20 Extension
    Reduced Course Load (RCL) due to Medical Condition and Academic Difficulty
    Transfer Out Form

You may submit the following request to front desk directly:

  • Enrollment Verification
  • Planning to Enroll
  • OIP Referral Form
  • Social Security Number Support Letter
  • Tuition Installment Form
  • Post-Completion Practical Training Verification
  • Graduation Ceremony Verification
  • Proof of Expenses Letter
  • Reduced Course Load (RCL) due to Completion
  • Reduced Course Load (RCL) due to Thesis/Project/Recital/Oral Defense/Exam

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