Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Requirements for Practical Training | ICE

OPT – STEM OPT Regulations – NEW : International Affairs

OPT is temporary employment directly related to the student’s major field of study. OPT can be used during or after the student’s studies. 12 months is given for each degree level.  Some STEM degrees may extend an additional 17 months.  Student must be in legal status for at least one academic year.