Program Completion & Grace Period
If you are earning a degree from UT, your program completion date on your I-20 will be updated to May 8, 2021. Your grace period begins on this date. F-1 students have a 60-day grace period and J-1 students a 30-day grace period. You may travel inside the U.S. during your grace period but you may not leave the country and return in F-1/J-1 status. F-1 students may also apply for OPT or transfer your SEVIS record to another degree program during your grace period. To learn more about OPT, please review the OPT information on our web site. F-1 students should contact an international student advisor regarding transfer questions. J-1 students may apply for Academic Training during their grace period. Please contact Brian Todd, email@example.com or Yevie Teyfukova, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about J-1 Academic Training eligibility.
I-20 Expiration and Extensions
Change of Address
Travel & Return to Campus
Undergraduate J-1 Exchange students
Please note that you have a 30-day grace period following the program end date on your DS-2019. The 30-day grace period is intended for you to prepare to leave the U.S. Unless you transfer to a different university or program, to a different immigration status or file for academic training (AT), you must leave the U.S. by the end of your grace period.
You may travel inside the U.S. during your grace period but you may not leave the country and return in J-1 status. AT and transfer situations are exceptions and we discuss those individually during the AT or transfer process. Please contact an advisor if you have any questions about travel.