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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.