Students are allowed a total of 12 months of employment at every degree level. Students with degrees in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) may be eligible for a 24- month extension of OPT. Students who have participated in 12 months or more of full-time Curricular Practical Training will not qualify for OPT.
Employment is permitted only after you receive the Employment Authorization Document (EAD card), and only during the period specified on the card.
The earliest to apply for the OPT is 90 days before the end of your semester/term. It is advised to apply as early as possible as it can take up to 90 days from the time of application to receive the OPT card.
The Office of International Students and Scholars will contact you to set an appointment.
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