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Change or Add Academic Program

F-1/J-1 students who make changes to their degree programs must request a new I-20/DS-2019 from Bechtel International Center. This is not an automatic process and you must request the new I-20/DS-2019. This includes

  • Changing degree level
  • Changing departments
  • Adding a new degree program
  • Adding a co-term program

Coterm Students

If you are interested in doing Optional Practical Training based on your undergraduate program, you should not yet apply for a new I-20 for your new education level. The reason being that as soon as we issue you a new I-20 for the new degree level, you are no longer eligible to participate in Optional Practical Training based on your undergraduate program. Otherwise you will eventually need to request a new MS level I-20.

How to Request a New I-20/DS-2019

To request a new I-20/DS-2019 reflecting changes in degree level, department or degree program, submit a completed I-20/DS-2019 online transaction to the Bechtel International Center along with the required proof of funding either prior to or as soon as the new program begins. If you are admitted to a co-term program, please see an International Student Advisor at the Bechtel International Center.

If you are planning to start a new degree program after either graduating or discontinuing the degree program currently noted on your document, submit your I-20/DS-2019 request before completion or discontinuance of the current program.

Click here for detailed instructions to request an I-20

Click here for detailed instructions to request a DS-2019