When an F-1 or J-1 international student is admitted to the University of Iowa, he or she is issued a form identifying their program of study, including information regarding major, degree level, and average length of time it takes to complete that degree program with a defined start and end date.
If a student makes a change to his/her program, a new I-20 or DS-2019 must be created by ISSS. Common changes include:
To complete these student requests, ISSS does generally request information from academic advisors regarding these student’s new academic plans.
Another reason ISSS may request information regarding a student’s academic plans is because he or she is making a change to their status, requiring the issue of a new I-20 or DS-2019. Common requests include: