Program Extensions

Important Note: ISSS is unable to process Program Extension Requests after the student's end date listed on the Form I-20 or DS-2019!

F-1 and J-1 students who need additional time beyond the program end date listed on the I-20 (F-1) or DS2019 (J-1) to complete their program of study will need to apply for a Program Extension through ISSS.

To be eligible for a program extension, students must be making normal progress toward completing a degree and are unable to complete their course of study by their expected I-20 or DS-2019 program end date due to a compelling academic or medical condition.

The following are not valid reasons for an I-20 Extension:

  • To enroll in extra courses; to repeat the same course for personal interest; and/or to improve GPA

  • To engage in Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

  • To enroll in coursework delayed by participation in CPT

  • To complete degree requirements that do not require enrollment (i.e. finish pending coursework for an incomplete grade, etc.)

  • To address delays due to academic probation or suspension

  • To request additional time due to issues not directly related to academics or medical conditions.

How to Apply for a Program Extension

All Documentation must be submitted to ISSS at least 2 weeks prior to the end date listed on your Form I-20 or DS-2019.

Access the Program Extension Form

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