POLICY: After the Program Completion Date on a student’s Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility), the student’s SEVIS record will auto complete within 60 days, unless a program extension is requested. An F-1 student currently maintaining legal status and attending classes as scheduled, but unable to complete the course of study by his/her Program Completion Date is eligible to apply for program extension. The delay must be caused by compelling academic or medical reasons. Delays caused by academic probation or suspension are not acceptable reasons for program extension. Any program extension requests must be made in advance, 30 days prior to the current Program End Date listed. A student seeking program extension after the Program End Date is considered out of status and must file for reinstatement with USCIS.
Submit your Extension Request
Request an extension of your program of study at UCEDA International. Start with this form:
After completing the Extension Request Form:
1. Pay the Extension Request Fee $100 and any overdue balances before the 10th of the month. You should receive an invoice within 24 hours after submitting the Extension Request form. If not, please contact the school for help.
2. Confirm your academic eligibility before the 15th of the month. After paying the Extension Request Fee, your Academic Advisor will review your case and will notify you to confirm or deny your eligibility, or to request additional information. You may be required to meet with your Academic Advisor and/or take a test to evaluate your current level of English.
3. Gather financial documents to support a longer period of study. Submit all supporting documents by the 20th of the month (10 days before your current program end date).
4. A designated school official will review all submitted documents and will inform you when your Form I-20 is updated or if additional documents are needed.