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 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.