Our Team

The ISSSO is a team of knowledgeable advisors trained in F and J visa regulations and dedicated to supporting our international population. We are here to advise you regarding visa matters and also to lend support in other areas so that you can thrive while at KSU. We are available for advising and assistance in a variety of ways. We look forward to working with you!

  • For F-1 and J-1 Students: Our advisors can be reached at isss@kennesaw.edu.

    For J-1 Scholars, J-1 Student Interns, or Visitors in other immigration categories: Our advisors can be reached at internationalscholar@kennesaw.edu.

    Be assured that the inboxes are regularly monitored and you will receive a response to your inquiry.

  • Call the main office line and ask to speak with a member of the International Student and Scholar Services staff. The number is 470-578-6336. If you are transferred to our voicemail, please be sure to leave a message so that we can return your phone call and assist you.

  • We are continuing to offer virtual appointments from 9am-4pm as a convenient option for students.  No need to worry about traffic when you want to meet with an advisor, just click on the appointment link. International faculty and staff can request a virtual appointment by emailing internationalscholar@kennesaw.edu.  

    Schedule a Virtual Appointment
  • We now offer in-person appointments on both campuses from 9am-4pm.  Students can schedule an in-person appointment below. International faculty and staff can request an appointment by emailing internationalscholar@kennesaw.edu

    Schedule an In-Person Appointment
  • There will be an advisor available for short (<15 minutes) questions.  If you come outside of those hours, we will ask you to schedule an appointment and return later.  If you want to meet with a specific advisor or have complex questions about topics, please schedule an appointment.

    • Drop-In at the Kennesaw Campus
      Drop-In at the Marietta Campus
    • Thursdays 1-4pm
      Tuesdays 1-4pm
    • Academic Learning Center
      480 Bartow Avenue
      Suite 5625
      Kennesaw, GA 30144
      Lower Administration (B) Building
      900 Hornet Loop Road
      Suite 20
      Marietta, GA 30060 
  • If you are experiencing an immigration emergency outside of normal business hours, please call the KSU Department of Public Safety at +1-470-578-6666 and tell them that you need to speak to an ISSSO staff member. You will be redirected to an ISSSO advisor for assistance.

    Emergencies include:

    • Detention at secondary inspection at an airport and/or a request from a Customs and Border Protection agent to speak with an ISSSO staff member to make a decision about whether or not a student or scholar may enter the U.S.
    • The hospitalization or death of a student or scholar
    • The arrest of a student or scholar

    Emergencies do not include:

    • Registration and payment deadlines
    • Inquiries about the status of an I-20 request
    • Questions about the check-in process
    • Requests to transfer a SEVIS record to another college or university