Advising

International Student Advising

Walk-In Advising

For questions that take less than 10 minutes to answer, please join us either in-person at ISAO or at our Virtual Welcome Desk at the following times:

Mondays 2-3 p.m. - in person at ISAO

Tuesdays  2–3 p.m. - via Virtual Welcome Desk

Thursdays 10–11 a.m. - via Virtual Welcome Desk

Fridays 10-11 a.m. - in person at ISAO

Visit the ISAO Virtual Welcome Desk

For Virtual Walk-Ins:
  • Only one person from the waiting room is allowed in the meeting at a time. Please be patient until a member of our Welcome Center lets you into the meeting.
  • You will be asked for a summary of your question. If it will take longer than 10 minutes to answer your question, you’ll be directed to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

 

One-on-One Advising Appointments

Submit your request for a 30-minute appointment with a member of our immigration advising team by visiting our Calendly page.

Request an Advising Appointment

General advising questions

For general advising questions, you may email us.

 

Meet Our Advisors

Katie Sylvester

Coordinator of International Advising Services
Email: sylvesterk@umkc.edu
Specialization: Status maintenance, reinstatement, data integrity

Joyce Ward

International Student Advisor
Email: wardjc@umkc.edu
Specialization: Employment (CPT/OPT/other), I-20 extensions

Alex Spenner

Sponsored Student Officer
Email: spenneral@umkc.edu
Specialization: Sponsored students, ISAO Orientation, Ambassador program
Portrait of Morgan Ramsey

Morgan Ramsey

Business Support Specialist
Email: ramseyma@umkc.edu
Specialization: Welcome Center, transfers, travel requests