COVID-19 Updates for F-1 Students

SRJC will continue operating remotely in Fall 2021 with an increase of in-person classes. Please see international student FAQs about the coronavirus. The International Student Program is offering Online Advising Services



Spring 2022 Advising

Student Services are Remote until February 14th

While in-person instruction will continue as planned, all in-person services that were scheduled for the beginning of the semester will remain remote temporarily, with the exception of the SRJC Bookstore and Student Health Services.

  • The SRJC Bookstore will remain open for curbside pickup and walk-in services for individuals who have received a wristband at a Safety Monitor station but will remain at limited capacity.
  • Student Health Services will remain open to support COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and to provide other important health services by appointment. 

Changes to mask requirements

  • In following recommendations by the County Health Officer, all students taking in-person classes are now required to wear a surgical mask or the more protective N95 mask.
  • Students who need a surgical mask may request one at any Safety Monitor station when checking in for class.

To connect with the International Student Advisor, you have several options below.

Ask a Question

If you have a quick question, you can submit it online and you will receive a response by email within 1 business day. Please include your full name and SRJC ID number. Or if you prefer, you can call us, or visit our home page and ask us on LiveChat!

Ask   Call   LiveChat

Meet in-person

TBA February 1st

Sign up for a 30-minute in-person appointment with the International Student Advisor on the Santa Rosa campus. ISP is located in Plover Hall. Please check-in at the student entrance to Plover Hall located on the west side of the building. No same-day appointments. 

meet online

Mondays/Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Tuesdays/Thursdays 1pm-3pm

You can sign-up for a 30-minute Zoom appointment with the International Student Advisor. Please join the Waiting Room until the advisor admits you into the meeting.

Sign Up

Advising Versus Counseling

As an SRJC student, you have access to many Student Services and qualified staff who are eager to assist you! The Counseling Department can help students with questions about SRJC's academic programs and requirements. The International Student Program can answer questions about admissions and visas, and support international students with all other aspects of adjusting to life at SRJC. For some questions, you may be referred to another department for assistance; i.e. the International Student Advisor cannot assist you with academic planning, and your Counselor cannot answer questions about your nonimmigrant visa status. All of our staff are friendly and always happy to help connect you to the right place!

So, when should you meet with a Counselor, and when should you meet with the International Student Advisor? See below.

ISP Advising

Meet with the International Student Advisor if you need help with any of the following :

  • Admission to SRJC
  • Attaining/maintaining F-1 status
  • Employment authorization
  • Enrollment verification
  • Health insurance 
  • Nonresident taxes
  • Change/adjustment of status and/or residency reclassification
  • Navigating life in the U.S. (housing, banking, driving, etc.)

Already know what you need? Submit the required electronic request form online! You can also email Becky Petrow directly for assistance. 


Meet with your Counselor if you need help with any of the following:

  • Choosing a program of study 
  • Creating an Education Plan
  • Understanding your priority status
  • Using the SRJC Scheduler
  • Registering for classes
  • Changing your major
  • Academic probation/disqualification
  • Transfer planning/questions

Call or make an appointment now! Have your SRJC ID number ready, and be sure to identify yourself as an international student. You can also email Chris Grant or Amanda Mansfield directly for assistance. 

ISP Staff Group Photo
ISP Staff (left to right): Michelle Booher-Poggi, Amanda Mansfield, Tina Lowe, Chris Grant, Teresa Tope, Becky Petrow