ELI’s EAP Deferral Procedure

In order get a new I-20 issued for a later session of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program, you will need to meet the following requirements: 

  1. It is no more than one week after the beginning of the session for which you applied. 
    For example: If you applied for a session starting March 13, you need to ask your deferral before March 20.
  2. You are ready to send a current bank statement and an updated statement of financial support to ELI@missouristate.edu
  3. You have NOT already requested a deferral for this application.
    1. You are limited to ONE deferral per application. 
  4. You have paid the  SEVIS I-901 Fee.  
  5. You have made a visa appointment and can submit the confirmation receipt. 

If you meet the above deferral requirements, please complete the steps below:  

Please allow one week for your deferral request to be processed.  

If you DO NOT meet the deferral requirements above, you will need to reapply to the EAP program to get a new I-20 and SEVIS ID: EAP application