It is important to always know when your I-20 is expiring. You can not let your program end date on your I-20 pass if you still need more time to complete your degree. Otherwise, you will be in violation of your F-1 status. 

The expiration date of your  I-20 can be found in the third box of your  I-20 in the section called "PROGRAM OF STUDY" on the first page.  

Is Your I-20 Expiring?

The benefits described below must be applied for within 60 days of meeting degree requirements. Once your degree completion date is determined, you can use that date to apply for one of  the following events.  ISSS will not be able to take any action on your SEVIS record once your grace period is over. 

ISSS will need time to process your request, so please be  sure that you have made your decision no more than 50 days after you complete your program