What is OPT?
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First Published :Thu Oct 24 14:50:32 GMT 2019
Last Modified :Thu Oct 24 14:50:32 GMT 2019
Last Published :Thu Oct 24 14:50:32 GMT 2019
Optional Practical Training
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. Eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization before completing their academic studies (pre-completion) and/or after completing their academic studies (post-completion). However, all periods of pre-completion OPT will be deducted from the available period of post-completion OPT. There is pre-completion OPT and post-completion OPT. There is also a STEM OPT extension. For more about this see this page.