Procedure for I-20 extension
Please bring the following to the International Center for Students and Scholars:
Before you begin, review this important information on I-20 Extension:
If you will be remaining in your educational program beyond the originally estimated completion date (see question #5 on your I-20 form) you must request an extension of your I-20 form before your I-20 form expires. An extension may be done at any time before the I-20 form expires- however, we recommend that you turn in your request to the International Center for Students and Scholars at least one month before your I-20 form expires. Failure to extend your I-20 form before it expires is a violation of your F-1 student status and will require reinstatement to F-1 status.
You are eligible to extend your I-20 form if you:
- Have continually maintained F-1 status and
- Are making normal progress toward degree completion and
- The delay in completion is caused by
- Compelling academic reasons beyond your control or
- Compelling medical reasons beyond your control
Examples of compelling academic reasons are: change in major or research topic, or unexpected research problems. Delays caused by academic probation, suspension, dismissal, poor academic progress or unauthorized breaks in full time study are not acceptable reasons for program extension.
What happens if I do not qualify to extend my I-20 form?
Students who cannot complete the program by the expiration of the I-20 and who do not meet the eligibility criteria for program extension are considered violation of F-1 status and must apply for F-1 student reinstatement or lawfully re-enter the U.S. with a new I-20 form.
How much financial support do I need to show?
Design Management: $34,185
Educational Leadership: $33,525
Global Development & Peace: $31,535
Physician Assistant: $58,910
Dental Hygiene: $55,490
If you have F-2 dependents add: $7,370 for each dependent.You may show 1/2 of the above amounts if your extension request is only for one semester.
Graduate students requesting for one semester extension and taking fewer than 9 credit hours:
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