Maintaining Your Status

Program Extensions

If you will not complete your academic program before the end date of your I-20 you will need to complete a program extension e-form.

Valid reasons for extensions include change of major, unexpected research problems, change of research topic, and loss of credits transferred to USF.

Estimated processing time for program extension is 5 business days and it requires approval from your academic advisor.

Once your expiration date passes we can no longer extend your I-20!

Program Extension Request for F-1 Students
Program Extension for J-1 Students