As an international student, you are granted a specific period of time to complete your degree requirements. You must complete your degree by the completion date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019. If you are unable to finish your degree requirements by that date, you must apply for a program extension before your current document expires.
An OGS advisor will review your application. If your request is approved, the advisor will issue a new I-20 or DS-2019 to you with a new completion date, which includes updating your SEVIS record.