F-1 and J-1 students are admitted to the U.S. to complete an academic program by a specified date. If more time is required to complete the program, a "program extension" for immigration purposes. The extension must be processed BEFORE a student's program end date, as indicated on their immigration document (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019).
MSBA and MSF students: DO NOT submit a program extension request if changing their academic plan. Email ISSS at email@example.com.
To be eligible for a program extension, the student must be maintaining their lawful immigration status and must document the compelling academic or medical reason for the extension. Delays caused by academic probation or suspension are not acceptable reasons for program extensions.
Deadline: BEFORE the program end date under #5 on the Form I-20 or #3 on the Form DS-2019
- Request an extension. The request is initiated with ISSS using the link below. For an extension due to academic reasons, an email will automatically be sent to your academic advisor to confirm the academic details (for undergraduates, this is your Student Success Advisor; for graduates, this is an advisor in Graduate Academic Services).
- A new extended Form I-20/Form DS-2019 will be issued once your academic advisor endorses the request. F-2/J-2 dependents will be also provided with an extended form.