International students requesting to defer their I-20 to a later semester must receive approval to defer from both their academic programs and the International Student and Scholar Services Office. The ISSS Office must receive official notification from admissions or the student’s academic program that the student is authorized to defer. If the new start date is more than six (6) months past the date on the financial documents, the student must submit updated financial documents. Graduate students who receive funding from their department must have their funding verified in writing for the appropriate term.
Once the DSO has received approval from Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate Program to defer the student, and the ISSS office has received updated financial documents from the student (where applicable), the DSO will defer the student’s I-20 to the appropriate term.