STEM OPT Extension

STEM OPT logoF-1 students with degrees in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) may be eligible for an extension of their Post-Completion OPT work permission.

If you are considering applying for OPT via the online USCIS process, please first request a new I-20 via OISS Connect before you submit the application via the USCIS portal. Submitting an application to USCIS without a new I-20 from OISS recommending you for STEM OPT will result in denial of your application and possible forfeit of STEM OPT.