Extension of Academic Program
An F-1 student who is unable to complete a full course of study in a timely manner must apply for a program extension at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date listed on the student's I-20. The student's academic advisor must indicate the reason for the extension on the Study Deviation Form.
Important Note! Academic probation, academic suspension, and financial difficulties are not acceptable reasons for requesting a program extension.
An F-1 student who is compelled to request an extension by reason of an illness or a medical condition which interrupts their full-time enrollment will need to contact the OIE to request an extension before dropping below a full-time course of study.