Change of Academic Level
For students who are currently attending Temple University or its Intensive English Language Program, you need to know that if you move from one educational level to another level (from IELP to Bachelor's, Bachelor's to Master's, etc.) you must have your Form I-20 updated to reflect the new level.
Please submit the following to ISSS:
- General Request Form
- Acceptance letter to the new level of study
- Financial documentation that will cover the cost of tuition and living expenses
If you are currently registered or about to complete post completion OPT, you need to submit your request for a change of level within 60 days of completing your current program OR 60 days of completing OPT. You must be able to begin the new level of study within five months of completing degree requirements or finishing OPT.
If you are currently on a period of authorized post-completion OPT and wish to begin studying at another level of study, you must cease any employment upon ISSS registering your Form I-20 in SEVIS which is done upon class registration. Authorization to engage in optional practical training employment is automatically terminated when the student transfers to another school or begins study at another educational level.
ISSS will generate a new Form I-20 and you will be informed when it is ready. It generally takes five working days to process.