Return Fall or Spring

SEVIS I-20 forms are issued only for the Fall or Spring semesters. International students who had a LOA or are Readmitted can only return for the Fall or Spring semester, not for the summer term. 

Deadline to apply for the I-20

  • June 1 to return in Fall 

  •  November 1 to return in Spring. 


Check your student portal for any holds which you need to remove applying for the I-20 or registering for classes. You will see a red box in the top right hand corner with the type of hold and who to contact.

For OIA Hold: The OIA hold will state: “OIA Hold: please email with your name and Pratt ID number.” To remove the hold, contact Please include your Pratt ID in the email.

For a Health Hold:to remove the hold contact Martha Cedarholm, Senior Student Advocate and Care Coordinator (

For a Bursar Hold: to remove the hold contact Student Financial Services at


If you haven't logged in with your one key in a while, it may be deactivated.

If you find it is deactivated, contact the Service Desk to get assistance:, tel. +1-718-636-3765

If your leave of absence expiration date has passed, you will need to contact the Registrar's Office to reactivate your status.

OIA hosts “I-20 Tuesdays

Please attend “I-20 Tuesdays” on Zoom to speak with an advisor in real time: Tuesdays from 9:30am to 10:00am EST via Zoom. Convert your time zone here.


Guide for Returning