Reminder: OPT I-20 Needed

Do not submit your OPT application to USCIS without first obtaining an OPT recommendation I-20 from the OIS.

What is the STEM Extension?

The STEM extension is a 24-month extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). F-1 students who graduated with a major in certain science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields and are on Post-Completion OPT may apply for the STEM extension if they meet all the eligibility requirements.  On STEM OPT, all work needs to be directly related to your STEM major/s.


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