STEM OPT Extension
International graduates who hold a designated STEM degree, may be eligible for a 24 month OPT Stem Extension.
Steps for OPT STEM Extension Application
Verify that you and your employer meet all eligibility requirements to apply for the OPT STEM extension.
Complete the Form I-983 Training Plan for STEM OPT Students with your employer. This must be completed before meeting with IPO staff for an updated I-20.
Schedule an in-person or virtual meet-up with your International Programs advisor. Your advisor will issue you a new I-20 with STEM OPT Extension recommendation.
While not required, the International Programs Office highly recommends meeting with an advisor for a final review of your completed application materials.