Shortening the Academic Program

The program end date listed in item #5 of form I-20 was chosen by the Designated School Official who issued that form based upon the average time that other students in the same program of study need in order to complete the program. Students who will complete the program of study before the program end date should request a new form I-20 as soon as this information can be verified by the Academic Advisor or Dean in the student's department.

Procedure

To request a shortening of the program of study, log into ISSS Link, and complete the Shorten Program e-form.  Explain the reason for the early completion, and confirm that the reason for the early completion has been discussed with the academic advisor.

ISSS will process the new form I-20 showing the new program end date within five business days and will send an email indicating that the document is ready for pick-up.

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