Eligibility for Optional Practical Training (OPT)

To be eligible for OPT, you must:

  • be graduating in 90 days 
  • be in valid F-1 status
  • have been enrolled in a full course of study for one academic year or will complete one academic year by the date the OPT approval begins
  • have not been authorized for 365 days or more of full-time CPT
  • have not previously completed 12 months of OPT at the same degree level


Article ID: 858
Thu 6/8/23 11:24 AM
Thu 6/8/23 11:24 AM