UPDATE: President Trump Signs New Travel Executive Order
 On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order effective March 16, 2017, impacting certain
individuals seeking entry to the U.S. who are from Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
The Executive Order does not apply to individuals who are within the United States on the effective date of the Order
or to those individuals who hold a valid visa. However, international students and scholars from the six affected countries
or traveling to these countries are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from an OIE advisor prior to international travel. Information and Resources

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Forms » Extension Request

Students who are unable to complete their program in the estimated time listed  on  line #5 of the I-20 must provide documentation that there is a valid academic reason  which has caused the delay in completion during the usual time estimated.  This form  provides a place for academic advisors to report that academic reason and to indicate  the amount of time required to complete the program.  Note:  USCIS does not allow  extension longer than 12 months at a time. 

Request workflow:

  1. Meet with academic advisor at least 4 weeks before expiration date on I-20 to discuss academic reason and amount of time required to complete program. Note: It is impossible to extend an I-20 after the expiration date.
  2. Download "Extension Request Form" or provide link to form for academic advisor.
  3. Once academic advisor has completed and signed the form, bring form to OIE, along with New I-20 Request Form and proof of finances. In order to extend I-20 the student must provide proof of finances for the time required on new I-20.
  4. OIE will review documents and process request within 7-10 days.