Program Extensions

Program Extensions

Program extensions will be carefully examined. Extensions will be granted only to an international student who will need extra time to finish his/her program due to a change in major or other extenuating circumstances. An international student is strongly encouraged to meet with his/her academic advisor in the Student Development Center on the 9th floor each semester to ensure he/she is on track to complete all the program requirements in a timely manner. An international student who has not made satisfactory academic progress is not eligible for an extension.  If an international student has to extend his/her I-20 for more than one semester, the international student is required to supply new and current financial documents. The international student will need a new Affidavit of Support from his/her sponsor along with a new bank statement from the sponsor with at least $13,000 in the account.  An I-20 extension will only be allowed once and can only be extended for one year. A detailed graduation plan will have to be submitted with the I-20 Program Extension Request Form. The international student’s full-time academic adviser must sign the I-20 Program Extension form before it is brought to the ISO for review. The ISO will approve or deny the extension.

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