Optional Practical Training (OPT) Certification

Optional Practical Training allows students with F-1 visa status permission to obtain lawful employment to work off-campus in their field of study after completion of degree. 

Students with F-1 visa status have a five-month window in which to apply for post-completion OPT, starting with 90 days before the completion date of the degree (conferral date).

Detailed information about F-1 student OPT eligibility and how to apply can be found on the ISSO OPT website