How to Arrange an Absence or Departure from Penn
Your immigration status is directly associated with and affected by your full-time enrollment in an academic program. If you intend to, or are thinking about, taking a leave or withdrawing from Penn please discuss with ISSS as soon as possible.
Depending on the circumstances:
- Your SEVIS record may be terminated
- You may have limited time for departing from the US (0-15 days)
- You may be excluded from or restricted in future F-1/J-1 student employment benefits
- AND You may need to obtain new immigration documents for re-entry in the future.
If you plan to return to the US to study at Penn, please make sure to read the Return from Absence section below.