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STEM OPT Extension

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an off-campus training benefit available to F-1 students after program completion. Students in eligible STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs can apply for a 24-month OPT extension.

All information about STEM OPT can be found on the below pages.  

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