- Am I graduating this year?
- If no, continue to ask yourself:
- Do I have more work to complete my degree requirements?
- Will the end date listed on my I-20/DS-2019 form come soon?
If so … an I-20/DS-2019 extension is for you!
How do I extend my I-20/DS-2019?
First, contact your academic advisor. Ask for their email address and let them know that International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will send them an email link to confirm when you will graduate and why you need the extension. Next, log on to myIO and complete the extension request. You will need both academic and financial information to request the extension.
F-1 Students: Go to myIO > F-1 Student Services > I-20 Extension Request.
J-1 Students: Go to myIO > J-1 Student Services > DS-2019 Extension Request.
After you complete and submit your request, double-check that the Academic Verification and Financial Verification e-forms are fully submitted.
An ISSS advisor will then review your documents and let you know when your updated I-20/DS-2019 is ready.
When do I need to do this?
Sooner than later! Don’t let your I-20/DS-2019 expire. Once your document expires, we can no longer extend it. We recommend submitting your request as soon as possible. Keep in mind that the final deadline is two weeks before your current I-20/DS-2019 end date.
When will I receive my extended I-20/DS-2019?
ISSS receives a high volume of extension requests at the end of the semester. We appreciate your patience as we work through them all. Rest assured, if you submit a complete request on time, we will review it and issue you an updated I-20/DS-2019 before your current one expires.
Want to know more about program extensions?
Best wishes for the rest of the semester!