Advising Appointments

International students in lobby of advising center

Due to the health and safety issues related to COVID-19, Miami University staff are working remotely as of March 17, 2020. ISSS advisors are still taking appointments via phone or Google Hangout.

When scheduling your appointment, please use the "Additional Details" box to indicate if you would prefer to talk by phone (provide phone number) or through Google Hangouts. Additional instructions are below. All appointments are scheduled in Eastern Daylight Time (Ohio time).

To Schedule an Advising Appointment

  1. Log in to Navigate. The Student Home screen opens.
    Note: If your home screen does not say Student Home, click the triangle drop-down menu and select Student Home
  2. Click Schedule an Appointment.
  3. Under Appointment Type, select Advising & Academic Support.
  4. Under Please Choose a Location Below, select Oxford - ISSS Appointment.
  5. Under Please Confirm the Location Below, select International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) - 214 MacMillan Hall.
  6. Under Please select the option below that best suits your needs, select the reason for your visit.
  7. If you have a specific advisor, you may provide their name on the next screen. Otherwise, just click Next to see all ISSS advisor availability.
  8. Review morning and afternoon availability and choose an available time.
  9. Enter comments regarding your visit and then confirm your appointment.
    • Phone: ISSS will call you at your scheduled appointment time using the phone number you provide. Please note that ISSS cannot make international calls. If you are outside the U.S., you will need to call +1-513-529-8600 at the time of your scheduled appointment.
    • Google Hangouts
      • At your appointment time, go to
      • Choose "Sign In" to login to your Miami Gmail account.
      • You will receive a chat invitation from the advisor. Open it and select "Accept."
      • Once accepted, the advisor will initiate the video call.
      • Choose "Answer" to begin the call. You will need to "Allow" Google Hangouts to access your microphone and camera.
  10. You will receive an email confirmation of the appointment.

Students who have scheduled appointments for their OPT application should email all documentation to the advisor at least 24 hours in advance of the appointment.

To Cancel an Advising Appointment

  1. Login to Navigate
  2. On the right-hand side of the home screen select your meeting in Upcoming Appointments.
  3. Select a reason from the drop-down menu and add a comment. Then, select Mark as Canceled.
  4. You will see Appointment Canceled along with your comment. Select Close to exit the dialogue box OR click your name on the left side menu to reverse your cancellation.
  5. You and your advisor will receive an email notification with the cancellation.