In this 1993 correspondence between USIA (Mary Hitt) and NAFSA (Amy Yenkin), USIA stated that the requirement for J-1 students to commence postcompletion academic training not more than 30 days after completion of studies academic training meant that the student must at least have an academic training offer by that date, even if the actual duties are scheduled to begin somewhat later [USIA letter to NAFSA (May 6, 1993)]. Note that in SEVIS, extensions of Form DS-2019 must be completed no later than the program end date.