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New Optional Practical Training (OPT) Rules for F-1 Students and a Cap-Gap Provision for the H-1b

Apply for Initial OPT

If you are planning on filing for OPT this semester, you must first attend one of the ISS-OPT sessions (listed below) and then complete the subsequent ISS-OPT survey. These ISS-OPT sessions will go over the rules and regulations about the OPT process. During these sessions you will also need to complete the paperwork necessary to file for the OPT.

Please see the Fall 2018 schedule below -

Friday, September 14, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CLB 112
Friday, September 21, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm CLB 112
Friday, October 5, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CLB 112
Thursday, October 18, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CLB 112
Friday, November 9, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CLB 112
Friday, November 30, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CLB 112

NOTE:  If you are graduating in Fall 2018, please attend one of these OPT sessions prior to applying for OPT. Without ISS-OPT session attendance, your application submission will not be considered as valid.

***Before you can make an appointment with the ISS office to file for OPT, you must complete one of the ISS-OPT sessions and subsequently the OPT survey. Your completed survey will then be sent to the ISS office.  Only after ISS receives your completed survey will you be able to meet with an ISS-Designated School Official to submit your OPT application.

Click here to view the OPT session presentation.

Click here to view OPT Portal Document.

Click here to view Portal Glossary.

Click here to view SEVP Webinar for Portal.