Graduate International Student Admissions & Services
Authorized Early Withdrawal
An F-1 student who has an emergency that requires withdrawal from classes and departure from the US should request an authorized early withdrawal. Notify and receive approval from the graduate international student advisor before dropping classes. Failure to do so will negatively affect lawful F-1 status.
- Notify the graduate international student advisor of your departure plans.
- During the semester, contact the advisor prior to withdrawing from classes. Report your plans and review pertinent deadlines.
- Between semesters, contact the advisor as soon as you know you will not enroll in the next semester. Report your plans and review pertinent deadlines.
A new Form I-20 will be required if you wish to return to the US to study as an F-1 student. For more information, contact the graduate international student advisor.