Optional Practical Training
Watch the Optional Training Overview video to learn more.
Pre-Completion OPT begins before program completion.
Post-Completion OPT begins after program completion.
STEM OPT Extension is a 24-month extension of OPT for STEM majors.
Have you submitted an OPT application to ISS? Don’t forget to follow additional steps, which include receiving your OPT I-20 and filing Form I-765 online.
View OPT Next Steps