Request for I-20 Extension

F-1 students must complete their program before the program end date on the I-20. If your program end date is approaching and you and your adviser believe you will need more time to complete your program. You may request an I-20 extension.

I-20 extensions may be granted under the following circumstance:

  • the student has continually maintained status and
  • the delays are 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 program extensions.
  • An extension will not be granted if the student did not apply for an extension until after the program end date noted on the Form I-20.

To request an I-20 extension, the student must submit:

  1. A new financial statement dated within six months. Find the cost of attendance for your program level.
  2. Request for I-20 Extension completed by student and the adviser