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. You should apply for a Change of Education Level if you will pursue an additional degree at the same educational level at Temple University (for example, a second master's degree).
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.
Updated Financial Documentation Required
Update financial documentation is required when you request an I-20 for a change of level.
A breakdown of tuition and fees is available in Change of Level application form. You can also use the Tuition Calculator to determine the tuition for your program. When you calculate the tuition and fees, you must do so based on the "Out-of-State / International". Graduate students should confirm the minimum number of credits they will be required to register for. In most cases, it will be 9 credits in the fall and spring semesters.
If the bank statement you submit is not in your name, please be sure to submt an Affidavit of Support.
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.
Additional Fees to be documented
Tuition and Fees
International Student Fee
Books, Insurance, Transportation