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OPT STEM Extension

Optional Practice Training

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

The 24-month Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Extension allows certain F-1 students who are on post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) to apply for a 24-month extension of their one-year post-completion OPT.

 

The STEM extensions can be issued based on your current degree or a previous degree that is a qualified STEM major.

 

STEM OPT Rule
Eligibility
Application Process
Reporting Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions