Services and Appointment Scheduling for Employees & Scholars

The Scholar Services Team is committed to advising and assisting our international scholar and employee community as well as their sponsoring departments, laboratories and centers at BU. We have a variety of options for obtaining assistance from our team, whether you prefer an in-person appointment, a virtual appointment, or correspondence via e-mail or telephone.

Please review the appointment types and services on our services and appointments scheduling page to obtain obtain information about how to request a particular service or assistance. If you cannot find a convenient option for an in-person appointment with us, please contact your assigned scholar advisor directly to discuss in more detail.

ISSO Clearance and Check-in

All international scholars and employees much check-in at the ISSO for clearance prior to commencing their appointment or activity at BU. The options and required processing will vary depending on both the BU appointment type and the new scholar or employees underlying immigration classification. We encourage you to share our services and appointment scheduling page with any arriving scholars or employees to ensure that obtain proper ISSO clearance prior to commencing their appointment or employment in your department.