You should never let your I-20 expire if you are still working on your academic program. If you need more time to complete your studies, you should apply for an extension of your I-20.
Starting a new program? Complete the New Program I-20 Request eform in iStart instead of requesting an extension.
How to Apply
- Talk to your academic advisor. Discuss your academic plan to find out how many more semesters you need before completing your program.
- Complete the I-20 Extension Request e-form in istart.iu.edu. You will be required to provide the name and email address of your advisor. An additional required e-form will be sent directly to your advisor by email.
- After your advisor completes the e-form, OIA will process your request within 2 weeks.