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Extension of Stay

International students in J-1 status are required to complete their academic program by the expected completion date noted in item 3 on the initial Form DS-2019. Students who are not able to complete their current program by the expected completion date because of valid academic or medical reasons must apply for a program extension with Visa and Immigration Services no later than 30 days prior to the expiration of their current immigration document.

 

Eligibility

  • Must be in lawful J-1 status
  • Must have maintained full-time status each semester of your current program
  • Must be able to document funding available that is sufficient to cover the cost of tuition and fees, living expenses for student and any dependents, and the cost of health insurance for student and any dependents for length of the extension (up to one year)

 

How to Apply:

Exchange & Visiting Non-Degree Students:
  1. Complete the Program Extension Request in accessVIS 
  2. Upload the updated offer letter from International Academic Programs and proof of financial sponsorship for the duration of the program in accessVIS
  3. If approved for an extension, your updated DS-2019 be available within 10 days 
Undergraduates Degree-Seeking Students:
  1. Complete the Program Extension Request in accessVIS
  2. Upload the completed Academic Progress Review Form, and proof of financial sponsorship for the duration of your program
  3. If approved for an extension, your updated DS-2019 be available within 10 days
Graduate Degree-Seeking Students:
  1. Complete the Program Extension Request in accessVIS
  2. Upload proof of financial sponsorship for the duration of your program. Upon submission of the request in accessVIS, an email will be sent to your Graduate Department for approval.
  3. If approved for an extension, your updated DS-2019 be available within 10 days