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Program End Date Extension

Students are eligible for a program extension if:

  • The I-20 has not yet expired. The expiration date is indicated in Item 5 on the I-20.
  • The student has continually maintained lawful F-1 status.
  • The delay was caused by compelling academic or medical reasons.

Please note that if you have any holds on your student account, we may not be able to assist you until all holds are removed.

We will be in touch with you by sending emails to your UW Tacoma email account.

How long are you requesting an extension for?

Academic Advisor Approval

Please copy the template below and email it to your academic advisor. Please ask your academic advisor to choose language from the template and email it back to ISS.


RE: Program End Date Extension for <<Name of the Student>>

I am an academic advisor of the above student. The student <<is/ is NOT>> currently in good academic standing. The student <<is/is NOT>> making normal and satisfactory progress in <<his/her>> degree program. 

The student has not yet completed the current program due to <<change of major/ change of research topic/ unexpected research problems/ loss of credit upon transfer/ difficulty with English language/ difficulty with American educational methods/ original length of time was not reasonable/ medical issue*/ other compelling academic reason**>>.
  * the student must attach a statement from a licensed medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, or licensed clinical psychologist to substantiate the illness or medical condition.
   ** please explain.

I <<recommend/ do NOT recommend>> that the student be given a program extension.

The student is expected to complete all degree requirements on <<MM/DD/YYYY>>.