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Academic Advisor Letter

The letter from your Academic Advisor must state the academic justification(s) of why you need more time to complete your degree or pursue research/study abroad. The letter must include, but is not limited to:

Important Reminders

  • The letter must be written on department letterhead with your advisor's or chair's signature.  Digital signatures are allowed. 

  • The letter must be dated within the 60-day time frame before your I-20 expiration date

  • ISSC will review the recommendation letter for the required information and request additional information if needed

  • Please review the letter templates for more guidance below: