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|