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I-20 Program Extension

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.

I-20 Program Extension Application

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!