International Students and Scholars Office

STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) Extension

F-1 students with degrees in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) and are currently engaged in Post-Completion OPT may be eligible for a 24-month extension of OPT. Please review this web page and see the  USCIS website for detailed information about STEM OPT including eligibility criteria, and responsibilities for students and employers.

STEM OPT Extension Process

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