Shortening Your Program

If you will complete your program before your original program end date, you should request a new I-20 or DS-2019 as soon as your academic advisor or dean can confirm the new end date.


  1. Log in to ISSS Link and complete the F-1 Student Shorten Program e-form. You'll need to explain the reason for the early completion and confirm that you've discussed it with your academic advisor or dean.
  2. ISSS will process a new I-20 or DS-2019 form with your new program end date. This usually takes 5 business days. We'll email you when it's ready.