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A Change of Level, or COL, is a change in your level of education and program while you are at your current school. For example, you are going to graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh, but you have been accepted to and want to attend one of the master’s programs at SUNY Plattsburgh the next semester. Before you graduate, you want to change your current bachelor’s I-20 to an initial master’s I-20.
You may request a Change of Level from the International Student Advisor for a higher level, the same level or after OPT has been completed. The Change of Level process is almost the same as the Transfer process, except you must have your request to change levels to the International Student Advisor either BEFORE you graduate from your current program or no later than 60 days after your current I-20/OPT end date. Please also note that post-completion OPT terminates on the new program start date.
If you have any questions about international education, admission, or financial aid at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Global Education Office
State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Kehoe Administration Building, Room 210
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901 USA