Extension of I-20
If you are unable to complete all degree requirements by the completion date on #5 of the I-20, an extension of I-20 must be processed by IPS prior to the completion date on the current I-20 to maintain legal F-1 status. This is called Extension of Program (EOP). A new I-20 will be made with the new completion date. To apply for an Extension of Program, please pick up the application from the IPS office, and submit it 2–3 weeks before your I-20 completion date.