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If you are ending your program with us, please take note of the following:

60 day grace period: You are allowed to remain in the United States for up to 60 days beyond the completion date on your I-20 or the completion date of your program if it is earlier than the completion date on your I-20. This also applies to the completion date of any authorized OPT following the completion of your studies.

The regulations state that the 60 day grace period is to be used to “prepare for departure” or to transfer to another school to begin a new program, or to move academic levels within the same school. The 60 day grace period can also be used to apply for a change of non immigrant status and to apply for OPT.

Please note: No employment is allowed during the 60 day grace period. Also, if you are planning a trip to Canada or Mexico, please remember that when you leave the U.S. after your program end date, you cannot return to the US under that F1 status anymore.

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