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How to Approve Add or Change a Program Request

An e-mail from internationalstudents@stanford.edu is sent to the department approver asking you to log into Bechtel Connect to approve a “Add/Change a Program Request”.

Email from Bechtel

Department approver may EITHER (1) follow the links and direction in the supplied e-mail to review the specific recommendation OR (2) directly log into Bechtel Connect to review all their pending approval requests and review/respond to them there.

Options to log in

Option 1

1. Follow the links and direction in the e-mail to review the specific recommendation.

Link instructions

2. Then supply the recommendation ID and last name from email in the screen below.

Recommendation request screen

3. Respond and submit answers to the relevant questions displayed and click “Send”.

  • F­‐1 students are required to show proof of funding from the next quarter till the end of the extension period up to a maximum of 9 months (3 quarters).
  • J‐1 students are required to show proof of funding from the end date of the current DS-­‐2019 until the end of the extension period.

Screen with department approval information

4. Continue to respond and submit answers to the relevant questions displayed and click “Send”.

Certification screen

Option 2

1. Log directly into Bechtel Connect to review all their pending approval.

Log in option

2. Log in with your SUNet ID and password.

Bechtel Connect log in page

SUNet ID log in page

3. Click “Home” icon and select “Recommender”.

Recommenders screen

4. Select the correct pending approval request.

Recommendation requests

5. And respond and submit answers to the relevant questions displayed and click “Send”.

  • F­‐1 students are required to show proof of funding from the next quarter till the end of the extension period up to a maximum of 9 months (3 quarters).
  • J‐1 students are required to show proof of funding from the end date of the current DS-­‐2019 until the end of the extension period.

Screen with department approval information

6. Continue to respond and submit answers to the relevant questions displayed and click “Send”.

Certification screen