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For F-1 students, this period of time is shown on line #5 of the I-20.
Please note the expiration date on the I-20. Students who are unable to meet the academic program requirements by that date must submit a program extension form to the Global Education Office (GEO) before the expiration date.
If the expiration date on the I-20 has passed, students must meet with Vaolele Stawiarski, Associate Director of International Student Services, immediately, as the student is considered to be out of status.
Please note that there is a 2-week processing time for program extensions.
To qualify for a program extension, F-1 students must meet the following requirements:
NOTE: Delays caused by academic probation or suspension are not acceptable reasons for a program extension.
1. Obtain the Program Extension Form for F-1 students
2. Receive approval and obtain a signature from an academic adviser
3. Submit the Program Extension form along with the proof of funding to GEO at least 3 weeks before the expiration date of the I-20.