Fall 2021 Important Deadlines for International Students (F-1 Visa)

Deadline Description
August 27, 2021 Last day to drop a full-term class for 100% refund - do not drop below 12 units! (note: it is the student's responsibility to drop the class(es) before the refund deadline)
September 3, 2021
  • Last day to fulfill the full-time enrollment requirement (12 units minimum) to maintain your F-1 status 
  • Last day to add a full-term class
  • Last day to submit request for final-semester RCL (Reduced Course Load)
  • Last day to be enrolled in the mandatory international health insurance
  • Last day to drop a class without a "W" on your transcript
September 9, 2021 Last day to drop a full-term class for a 50% refund of tuition fees - do not drop below 12 units! (note: it is the student's responsibility to drop the class(es) before the refund deadline)
September 30, 2021 Last day to file a petition for an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T)
October 28, 2021 Last day to file a petition for an Associate Degree (AA/AS) and/or a Certificate
November 19, 2021 Last day to drop a class or be dropped from a class with a "W" (no letter grade) on your transcript or to request Excused Withdrawal (EW) - do not drop below 12 units! 
November 24, 2021 Last day to apply for an I-20/program extension (if your I-20 expires at the end of Fall 2021)
February 4, 2022
  • Last day to submit transfer-out documents for students transferring to another institution in the U.S.
  • Last day to complete the online OPT (Optional Practical Training) workshop for Fall 2021