Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

In this workshop F-1 students can learn the steps for applying for off-campus work authorization called Optional Practical Training. Find out how to request your OPT I-20 through Terra Dotta and the application process with …

USCIS Announces I-765 Online Filing for OPT & STEM Extension

On April 12, 2021, USCIS announced that F-1 students seeking permission for Optional Practical Training (OPT) or OPT STEM Extension can now file Form I-765 online.  We are optimistic about this change, but we are …

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT)

OPT is a type of off-campus employment authorization to pursue an opportunity directly related to your declared major(s). Course enrollment is not required for OPT. There are four types of OPT, all of which are described below. ISS has produced an OPT workshop for pre- and post-completion OPT applicants to complete prior to receiving the…