The letter from your Academic Advisor must state the academic justification(s) of why you need more time to complete your degree. The letter must include, but is not limited to:
- additional courses that need to be completed
- your new anticipated degree completion date (MM/DD/YYYY)
Completion date used for undergraduate students is the last day of class and, in most cases, graduation date.
- topic of your research
- progress made since your last reported completion date
- reason(s) for delay
- additional course(s) that need to be completed (if any)
- remaining required tasks, such as research, data collection, data analysis, recital, dissertation writing, etc.
- new anticipated degree completion date (MM/DD/YYYY) as defined on the Graduation Completion Dates Based on Final Academic Requirements web page
- students must choose the closest approximate completion date based on a realistic time frame
- letter must be written on department letterhead with the advisor's signature
- letter must be dated within the 60 day time frame before the expiration of student's current I-20
- ISSC will review the letter for the required information indicated above and request additional information if needed