Your I-20 program dates, noted in the “Program of study” section on your I-20 (item #5 on the older format of the I-20), indicate the average amount of time it takes to complete your degree type. However, students sometimes need additional time to complete their degree program and graduate, for a variety of reasons. This is not a problem, but you will need to apply for an I-20 program extension to have your I-20 updated.
All required documents on the application can be completed and submitted by email or in hard copy, as is most convenient to the student.
Deadlines – Please note that your I-20 can only be extended until the current end date! After the end date, your I-20 is not able to be extended, so please plan carefully! The IES office sends you a few reminders as your I-20 end date approaches, as a courtesy, but please note this is your responsibility!