Your current F-1 status is valid for the duration of your current degree program. When your studies are completed, your I-20 ends; it is no longer valid. NOTE: F-1 students who are in status have a 60-day grace period following the completion of a degree program. Your advisor can help you calculate or confirm your graduation date. If your studies end earlier than the program end date on line 5 of your I-20, the date on the I-20 will be shortened to reflect your graduation date. All F-1 students who are in status have a 60-day grace period following the completion of a degree program (graduation). You may use this 60-day period to choose any of the options listed below: For each choice, you MUST inform Susan Sparkman, firstname.lastname@example.org, of your plans so she can provide you further details on how to proceed.
Preparing to Study in the US
Completion of Studies & Graduation