Extending F-1 Status

F-1 students are expected to complete their studies by the program end date found in the ‘Program of Study’ panel on page 1 of the Form I-20. This date is provided by the specific MUSC degree program as the expected date of completion for your particular degree program.

An extension of the I-20 program end date can only be obtained if you have continually maintained status and the delay is caused by compelling academic or medical reasons, such as change of major or research topic, unexpected research problems, or a documented illness.

Request a program extension