Program Extension for F-1 Students


Application Procedures

  1. Complete all sections of the request packet, which includes the following:
    • Program Extension for F-1 Students Form
    • Program Extension for F-1 Intensive English Center Students Form
    • Provide financial documentation
      • The student must prove sufficient funding is available to cover all remaining credits (Information on the cost of attendance can be found at:
      • Documents must adhere to the following:
        • Be originals, photocopies, scanned copies or faxed documents printed on bank letterhead and certified with the bank’s stamp or seal; we reserve the right to verify authenticity
        • Be dated within six months of today’s date
        • If financial support will be provided by anyone other than the student, the sponsor must submit a letter in English indicating his/her willingness to support the student
        • All documents must be written In English; if English is not the language in which the bank documents are issued, the bank documents must be accompanied by a certified, literal English translation.
    • Program Completion Form
    • Provide supporting evidence
      • Compelling Academic Reasons
        • The student must provide a written statement from their Academic Advisor describing the circumstances
        • The student must provide a Major Program Plan from their Academic Advisor detailing the student’s remaining course enrollment plan
      • Medical Reason
        • The student must provide a written statement from a licensed medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, or licensed clinical psychologist describing the circumstances
  2. The student should drop-off or mail their application packet to the Center for International Studies for review.

    Center for International Studies

    Lawrence Hall 101

    720 4th Ave S

    St. Cloud, MN 56301

  3. An advisor at the Center for International Studies will:
    • Review the request packet and email the student to notify them that their request packet has been processed and is ready to be picked up, needs further documentation, or has been denied
  4. The student should return to the Center for International Studies to:
    • Pick-up request packet

*Please allow 5 full business days for processing a complete application*