OPT Application Process

To begin your OPT application follow these steps in sequential order.

Please note that regardless of the method you will use to apply for OPT, you must first submit an OPT request in OISS Connect and receive a new I-20 recommending OPT before you submit your application to USCIS for processing. If you submit your OPT application without this new I-20, USCIS will likely deny your case.