Welcome to the Office of International Student and Scholar Services

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services provides advising services and supportive programs to Northwestern’s international students and scholars.  Read more about our mission, vision & values

Contact Your Advisor

Incoming students: Please go to the OISS Portal page and look at the new student information. You must activate your NetId in order to sign in. If you have questions, email intadmit@northwestern.edu

Current Students: Advisors are assigned as follows. Please email your advisor with questions!

Last names beginning with:
A-B: Taya Carothers                      
C-J:  Stephanie Cisneros                 
K-N:  Emlyn Torres                          
O-W: Angelica Garcia-Fisher           
X-Z:  Debbie Kaltman    
Kellogg MBA/MMM students: Adam Blough                   
Kellogg EMBA students: Stephanie Cisneros      

Scholars or departments: Contact your scholar advisor.
Theresa Johnson
Cara Lawson
Ariana Drule

Contact our Office

Evanston Campus: 630 Dartmouth Place  
Phone: 847-491-5615
Fax: 847-556-6006

Office Hours: 
Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 5 pm 
Thursday  10 - 5 pm
Friday  10 - 4:30 pm

Walk-in/phone-in advising hours
Monday-Thursday 1-4 pm

You do not need to make an appointment to see or speak with an advisor during walk-in/phone-in advising hours!

You may make an appointment directly with your advisor for times outside of walk-in/phone-in hours. Please contact your advisor.

Chicago Campus: 710 N. Lake Shore Drive Abbott Hall Suite 305
       For scholars: Tuesday 9-1 and 2-4
       For students: Wednesday 9-1 and 2-4

Email Address:

Admissions Email Address: 


Document Shipping: register & pay here: eShipGlobal

**Request a Reprint of your I-20 or DS-2019  BEFORE making the eShipGlobal request. you will choose TRAVEL as the reason in the dropdown menu.

Students Waiting for OPT EAD Cards

The current OPT processing time is about 4 to 4.5 months. You can track your application status here using the number on your OPT receipt notice. 

If the OISS is your mailing address, we will email you when we receive your EAD card.  If you do not hear from us, please check your SPAM for emails from intoff@northwestern.edu.

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