Policies & Procedures
Click on the title of each policy listed below to review the policy and procedures.
For students who have been accepted to Baylor, this information will tell you about the process to receive your initial I-20. This information does not apply to current Baylor students.
New I-20 Request
This should only be used for actual reprints of a lost or missing I-20 or if you need to get a new visa. If you need a new I-20 because your graduation date has changed, then you need to go to the Program Extension or Program Shorten Policy.
Curricular Practical Training
Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Pre-Completion Optional Practical Training
STEM OPT Extension
Leave of Absence
This link provides information for any letter requests related to your immigration status, visiting family members, the social security office, etc. If you need a social security letter, be sure that you have completed the request to be Authorized for On-Campus Employment.
Each semester that a student wishes to work on-campus, her or she must complete the On-Campus Employment Request.
Reduced Course Load
The Request for Reduced Course Load is only for extreme circumstances and must be fully documented.
Change of Level
If you are a current Baylor student who will complete your academic program and you want to begin a NEW academic program at Baylor, please click here.
Reinstatement of Status
For students who have fallen out of status and had their SEVIS record terminated, please follow the policies and procedures indicated in this link.
Suspension & Expulsion
Transfer (In & Out)
This policy describes what actions a student should take if he or she plans to graduate later than the end date on the I-20.
Termination of SEVIS Record
Academic Program Completion
This policy describes what actions a student should take if he or she plans to graduate earlier than the end date on the I-20.