Extension of Study

When you finish your program of study, you have a 30-day grace period regardless of the program end date on your DS-2019.


You must do one of the following when you complete your program of study:

What if I complete my program early and don't do any of the options above?

If you finish your program of study before the end date on the DS-2019, you cannot stay in the U.S. and you cannot continue working.

What if I can't complete my program in time?

If you cannot complete your program by the “program end date” on your DS-2019, you must apply for an extension no later than 30 days in advance.  In iStart, under I-20 or DS-2019 requests, there is an eForm for "Extensions."  Submit this eForm to apply for an extension.  

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