OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
Optional Practical Training
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an employment benefit for F-1 students who wish to gain work experience in their major field of study. Eligible students may be authorized for up to 12 months of OPT per degree level. There are both Pre-Completion (during your program) and Post-Completion (after your program) OPT options. Most students select the Post-Completion option, which is the focus of this page. Please consult ISS if you are interested in Pre-Completion OPT information.