DIRECTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Students with an F1 visa must submit this form to OIS via iStart to obtain their signature. DO NOT
PROCEED WITH THIS WRITTEN REQUEST unless you have obtained the OIS signature on your form. Information about contacting OIS
is available at: https://www.usf.edu/world/international-services/about-us/contact-us.aspx.
OIS ADVISOR: A written approval letter on letterhead from OIS may be attached to the petition if
special circumstances are to be
SECTION II: REGISTRATION/TIME LIMIT INFORMATION
Admission to Major Semester: Input semester and year that you were originally admitted to your current major (i.e. Fall
Admission to Candidacy Semester (if applicable): Input semester and year that you were admitted to doctoral candidacy
(i.e. Fall 05).
Readmission Semester (if applicable): Input semester and year that you were readmitted to your program (i.e. Fall 06).
Graduating Semester (semester time limit ends): Input the semester and year that the extension will end (i.e. Fall 07).
Student Signature: You must sign and date this form in order for processing to be completed.
For assistance, please go to the Graduate Major Contact Information site: http://www.grad.usf.edu/programs/search_all.php.
Printed Name/Signature: Input the appropriate name on the left and obtain the signatures of the faculty members listed.
(Signatures must be an original – not a copy)
Date: Ensure that the signers have also provided a date of approval.
SECTION IV: COMPLETION OF THE PROGRESS BENCHMARKS AND TIMELINES
This is a PDF form that can be filled electronically: Input the appropriate information into top part of the form.
Time to Degree Calculation: Provide the expected time to degree based on completion of the degree by the end of the
Benchmarks and Timelines: Enter the key progress benchmarks and time lines that will allow the completion of the work
required for the degree within the period requested.
Signatures: This page must be endorsed by the Major Professor to certify the progress benchmarks and timelines.
SUBMISSION INFORMATION/OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR
Procedure for Submission: Submit form and appropriate paperwork to the Office of Graduate Studies after securing all
required signatures with the following attached:
o Submission of the Time Limit Extension Form
o Submission of the Time Limit Extension Progress Benchmarks and Timelines Form
o Student’s letter of request, stating reason for delay in completion of the degree requirements
o Supporting letters (from faculty, chairs or program directors)
o A copy of the student’s Reinstatement of Admission Letter (if applicable)
o The Readmission to Candidacy Request (if applicable)
Deadline for Submission: The complete Time Limit Extension package must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies
at least one semester prior to the expiration of the time allotted to earn the degree (including summer semesters).
Routing/Approvals: Once approved by the Office of Graduate Studies, an electronic version will be forwarded to the Office
of the Registrar.