An F-1 student is admitted to the United States for "duration of status" (D/S) to complete an educational program; however, the student must actually complete his or her program on or before the program end date listed on the I-20. If the student plans to graduate early, he or she should inform the ISSS Office so that a Designated School Official can shorten his or her program in the SEVIS database. This should be done before the student graduates.
There are no specific eligibility requirements except that the student make the request with the Designated School Official.
The student should submit a request for a record update to shorten his or her program to the DSO.
The DSO updates the student’s SEVIS record with the new program end date.
The DSO prints a new I-20 with the new program end date and give it to the student.