Student Support

International Student Office

Help navigating your student status.

UCLA Extension’s International Student Office (ISO) will help you keep track of your student status while studying at UCLA Extension. Our services include counseling on:

  • Document preparation for F-1 student visas
  • Visa status changes
  • I-20 transfers from one school to another
  • Temporary travel outside the U.S.
  • F1 visa rules and regulations 

The ISO reviews your enrollment every quarter and updates your status in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). We will contact you if any changes need to be made in your quarterly enrollment for you to remain in valid F1 status. Your ISO advisor must be notified in advance and approve any of the actions listed in the chart below that you may take.

Action When to Report or Time Required
Arrival/Report in to School Before Orientation
Transferring into UCLA Extension Before Orientation (and before the end of 60-day grace period)
I-20 travel endorsement 5 working days before travel
New I-20 See application deadlines
Transferring to another school 15 working days in advance (and before the end of 60-day grace period)
Withdrawal from program No more than 15 days before departing the U.S.
Leave of absence 10 working days in advance
Change in certificate program Before beginning new program in new quarter
Adding a certificate program 5 working days prior to end of current program
Change of legal name 5 working days after change
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) 10 working days before internship starts
Optional Practical Training (OPT) 90 days before end of program
Program completion At beginning of last quarter


Contact ISO

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Visit us in person

International Student Office 
1145 Gayley Ave., 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024

We offer individual appointments* Mon-Fri, 11am-2pm. Call our office to schedule. Walk-in Hours: Mon-Fri, 2pm-4:30pm.

*For an interview, you must schedule an appointment. Please bring your passport, I-20, and any other necessary documents to the meeting.

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