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Extension of DS-2019

As with other aspects of your stay, the government regulates how and when an exchange visitor may extend his/her stay. These regulations differ depending upon what type of student program you are in.

Degree Seeking Students: You may find that the time given on your DS-2019 is not sufficient to meet your education requirements. This is especially true if you have changed or added a major or you wish to obtain several minors prior to graduation. If you find that you need an extension of your DS-2019, you must complete the Request for Extension Form and return it to staff at ISSS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF YOUR CURRENT DS-2019. We are unable to extend the DS-2019 in SEVIS after the expiration of your current DS-2019. Also, please note that we are legally not permitted to extend your DS-2019 if you need the extension only because you have performed poorly academically and have therefore not accrued the number of credits you need to graduate.

Non-Degree Seeking (Exchange) Students: After you begin classes at JMU, you may find that you wish to extend your program here and the time given on your DS-2019 is not sufficient. Should you wish to extend an exchange program, you must first receive permission from both JMU and from your home school. If you receive permission from both your home school and from JMU, you must complete the Request for Extension Form and return it to staff at ISSS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF YOUR CURRENT DS-2019. We are unable to extend the DS-2019 in SEVIS after the expiration of your current DS-2019.