Extension of your J Student Program

Eligibility 
The student must:

  • Have D/S written on his/her I-94 record.
  • Be a full-time student making satisfactory academic progress.
  • Be maintaining valid J-1 status by not working illegally, by being covered by adequate insurance and by having filed timely and appropriate transfer and extension notifications where applicable.

Note:
The extension cannot be granted after the end date on the DS-2019 so it is necessary to begin the extension process in istart least one month prior to the expiration date.

Procedure

  • If sponsored by Georgia Tech, log in to iStart and complete a DS-2019 Extension E-form¬† Note: Approval of the academic advisor and financial documentation is necessary to proceed.
  • If sponsored by another entity, please refer directly to your sponsor for extension procedures which may vary according to the specific sponsor.