F-1 Student Change of Degree Level

Plan Ahead!

Immigration regulations allow 60 days after the completion of your degree program for you to receive admission to a new degree level and have a new I-20 issued. Since the admission process can take a long time, you must plan ahead. You must also have all required documents necessary for the issuance of an I-20 to be submitted in time for your new I-20 to be issued.

For most changes in degree level, UNT students must submit a new application for admission to one of UNT’s admissions offices.

Your I-20 will be issued by the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office after you have been admitted, all required documents have been submitted for I-20 issuance, and ISSS is notified of your admission.

International Student and Scholar Services must issue the I-20 before your 60 days is passed and by the new program’s start date, as well as register your record in SEVIS before 30 days after the start date of the new program.