This checklist is a resource for degree-seeking students who have completed all program requirements and exchange/VISP students at the end of their studies at UW–Madison.
F-1/J-1 international students who have maintained their status have a grace period at the end of their studies. F-1 students earn a 60-day grace period, and J-1 students earn a 30-day grace period. Email ISS of your departure plans if you are leaving before the end of your program.
Please review either the checklist below or the PDF version of the checklist to learn what you are eligible to do as well as tasks you may need to complete to wrap up your stay in the U.S. during your grace period: