What is a change of degree level?
A degree level refers to whether you are pursuing a “Bachelor,” “Master,” or “Doctorate” degree or are a “non-degree” student. J-1 students may only change to a higher educational level. If you want to move to a lower educational level, or you want to change from a non-degree program to a degree program, you will need to meet with an ISSS advisor to discuss re-entering the U.S. to begin a new J program or re-entering the U.S. to become an F-1 student. Note: J-1 students must receive approval from ISSS before changing degree levels.
What documents are required to obtain a change of degree level?
Note: Student must also be registered for coursework during the semester/session the change becomes effective, even if the change occurs in the summer.