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Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Join our Curricular Practical Training (CPT) workshop for students with F-1 visa status to learn more about CPT eligibility requirements, the application timeline and request process.

  • Sessions take place online via Zoom and will be approximately 1 hour with time for questions.
    • Sept 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
    • Nov 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Pre-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Join our Pre-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) workhop for students with F-1 visa status to learn more about pre-completion OPT, including eligibility requirements, the application process,  options for your pre-completion OPT work authorization dates and more.

  • Sessions take place online via Zoom and will be approximately 1 hour with time for questions.
    • Sept 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
    • Nov 10, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.

Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT)

F-1 students who are planning to work after graduation will learn details of the Post-Completion Optional Pratical Training (OPT) application process.

  • Sessions take place online via Zoom and will be approximately 1 hour with time for questions.
    • July 28, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
    • Aug 11, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
    • Aug 31. 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
    • Sept 13, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Sept 29, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
    • Oct 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
    • Oct 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
    • Oct 18, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Nov 8, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
    • Nov 17, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
    • Dec 7, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.

How to Apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM Extension

Are you currently in an authorized period of post-completion OPT and interested in the possibility of extending your OPT authorization?  If you earned a degree in the U.S. that was in an OPT STEM extension eligible field, then you may be eligible for the OPT STEM extension.

Join our OPT STEM extension workshop to learn more about the OPT STEM extension eligibility requirements; the application timeline and process; what to expect after you have submitted your OPT STEM Extension application to USCIS; and the OPT STEM extension reporting requirements.

  • Sessions take place online via Zoom and will be approximately 1 hour with time for questions.
    • Sept 27, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Oct 13, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Nov 29, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

So You’ve Applied for OPT… Now What?

While authorized for OPT, SEVIS reporting is required in order to maintain your F-1 status. These ISSS workshops are meant to help students authorized for OPT better understand their OPT reporting responsibilities. 

  • Sessions take place online via Zoom and will be approximately 1 hour with time for questions.
    • Nov 15, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
    • Dec 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.