If a student will not be able to complete their course of study before the program end date listed on their I-20, they must apply for an extension before the program end date with an explanation of the reasons for the delay in completion of their program.
If a student fails to apply for an extension before the I-20 program end date, the student is considered out of status and is not eligible for an extension. The student would have to either apply for reinstatement or exit the U.S. and apply for admission with a new I-20 and a new SEVIS ID for initial attendance.
Students must inform OISS of any major change and follow the proper procedures for requesting a new I-20 that accurately reflects the change. To do so please obtain a signed letter (on letterhead) form your academic advisor with your new declared major and the end date of your program, and bring it to the OISS office.
Students must inform OISS of their intent to transfer to another school and provide the name and the school code of the school to which the student will transfer (the "transfer-in" school) on the transfer-out form.
Students must inform the transfer-in school of their arrival within 15 days of the program start date listed on the Form I-20.