ELIGIBILITY: If an F-1 student needs to remain in an educational program beyond the date originally estimated for completion of the program, the student must apply for a program extension. This application must be made within 30 days of the completion date on the original I-20. An F-1 student is eligible for program extension if he or she has (1) continually maintained full-time status and (2) the delay in completion is caused by compelling academic or medical reasons, such as changes of major or research topics, unexpected research problems, or documented illnesses. Delays caused by academic probation or suspension are not acceptable reasons for a program extension. If a student does not complete the program within the time indicated on the I-20, and does not meet the eligibility criteria for a program extension, the student is considered out of status and must apply for reinstatement to student status.
I-20 Extension packet (includes instructions)
**Please note - you must submit original financial documentation. No photocopies, scanned/emailed copies or faxes will be accepted.
Estimate of Expenses: Undergraduate or Graduate
Attention Graduate students: Graduate tuition waivers only apply towards base rate tuition and does not cover differential or DCE tuition.
For J-1 Students: If you need to request an extension of your DS-2019, please make an appointment to see an advisor in the Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services.