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Extend Program End Date

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 30 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.


Extension Request Instructions

Step 1: Complete the Program Extension form with your Academic Advisor

Download the Program Extension form and fill it out.

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

Step 2: Submit online ISS Program Extension Form

You will receive an emailing notification of your request within 5 business days.


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.