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I-20 Extension Request

International Student Services

» I-20 Extension Request

  • If you are unable to finish your degree program by the end date on your I-20, you must submit the I-20 Extension Request.
  • An extension of your immigration record  must be completed at least 15 days before your current I-20 program end date.
  • You are eligible for a program extension if you are making satisfactory progress toward your program and the extension request is due to an academic or medical reason.

Application Instructions

Step 1: Complete the Program Extension form

Print out the Program Extension form and fill it out.

Step 2: Confirm funding

You must confirm on the Program Extension form you will have financial coverage for the additional time needed to complete your degree including  the cost of tuition and living expenses. You can find the cost of your tuition below:

Step 3: Have your advisor(s) sign the Program Extension form

Instructions for your academic advisor(s) can be found on the Program Extension form.

Step 4: Turn in form and proof of funding to ISS

You can email your form to iss@chapman.edu. If your request for an extension is approved, you will receive an email with your updated  I-20 Form.


International Student Services provides general guidance. Any advice provided to you by the ISS should not be construed as legal advice.

Additionally, due to the fluid nature of governmental interpretation, government agencies such as USCIS/ICE/CBP may change their interpretation of immigration laws/regulations and eligibility requirements for benefits at any time. We will do our best to provide the most current guidance.

Each case is fact-specific and it is advised that you contact an experienced immigration attorney if you have questions regarding your situation.

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