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Extending F-1 Status

F-1 students are expected to complete their studies by the “complete studies no later than” date in item 5 on 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 this 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. If you need to request a program extension, you must complete the F-1 Program Extension Request Form (PDF) and submit it to CGH.