I-20 Extension Request

Extension Request

International Students use this form to request an extension to their I-20 expiry date.

Federal regulations allow only certain compelling academic or medical reasons for a student to extend the F-1 status. Delays caused by poor performance, academic probation, suspension or CPT (internships) are not allowed by regulation. The SEVIS system allows a maximum one-year extension.

Students should meet with both ISO and academic advisor before completing this form.

All program extensions may require proof of updated financial documents. You will be contacted if new financial documents are needed.

When submitting this form, you must list your advisor's e-mail as the reviewer. Once your advisor has approved your form, allow a minimum of 7 working days for a response to your request. All requests for program extensions must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to your current I-20 expiry date. All program extensions may require proof of updated financial documents. You will be contacted if new financial documents are needed.

List your 8 digit school ID number
List your major track

Examples include: Epidemiology, DPT, TCOM, CRM, etc.
List your current I-20 expiry date
List your new proposed degree completion date
Compelling Reason for extension

The Department of Homeland Security requires that all F-1 students maintain valid F-1 status. You are applying for an extension of his/her I-20 to maintain valid status while completing your degree program. Federal regulations allow only certain compelling academic or medical reasons for a student to extend the F-1 status. Delays caused by academic probation and suspension are not allowed by regulation. The SEVIS electronic system allows a maximum one-year (2 semester) extension.
Advisor Approval

Insert your advisor's e-mail address and this form will be e-mailed to them for their approval. RCL requests will not be considered until your advisor has approved this form.
Degree Plan

A copy of your revised degree plan showing your new expected completion date must be submitted with this application in order for a request for extension to be considered. (except for those that are all but dissertation)
If you selected "Other compelling academic reason" above, please explain what the reason is here: