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Graduation

When F-1/J-1 visa students finish their program and leave the United States permanently, they should e-mail International Student Services to notify of their departure date.

If you plan to go to another program of study after graduating from UTSA -- either at UTSA or at another school -- you must contact International Student Services and complete the appropriate procedures no later than the end date of their grace period.

F-1 Grace Period

F-1 students may remain in the United States for 60 days following the completion of their academic programs if they have not applied for OPT. Individuals in F-1 visa status may remain in the United States for 60 days following the expiration date of post-completion OPT.

During the grace period students are not permitted to travel outside the United States and return on F-1 visa status. Students are not permitted to work or study during the grace period.

J-1 Grace Period


J-1 students who have completed a course of study including any authorized post-completion Academic Training are given a 30-day grace period for departing the United States, transferring to another school, or applying to U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services to change J-1 status to another status if they are not subject to the two-year home country residence requirement.

During the grace period students are not permitted to travel outside the United States and return on J-1 visa status.

Students are not permitted to work or study during the grace period.

Available Options for F-1 Students During Grace Period


  • Depart the United States
  • Enter another program of study at UTSA
  • Enter another program of study at another school
  • Apply for post-completion OPT

 

Available Options for J-1 Students During the Grace Period


  • Depart the United States
  • Enter another program of study at UTSA
  • Enter another program of study at another school
  • Engage in Academic Training