CESL Vacation Break Request
To qualify for a vacation break, a student must:
- Complete 4 terms in a row with the Center for ESL
- Plan to return to the Center for ESL for the following term*
*Students must be academically eligible to return to the Center for ESL’s program, and their I-20 must be valid for their return. If the student’s I-20 will expire during a vacation break, the student must request an I-20 extension BEFORE their vacation break request will be considered.
If a student does not meet the above requirements, they can withdraw from the Center for ESL for a term. By withdrawing:
- The student’s SEVIS record and I-20 will be terminated for authorized early withdrawal
- Student must leave the U.S. within 15 days of their withdrawal
To withdraw, submit a Departure Form in iCAT.
Government-sponsored students - the ISSS Office is required to tell your sponsor when you take a vacation break/withdraw. If you take a break/withdraw without your sponsor's permission, this may impact your scholarship/sponsorship.