Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a benefit that F-1 students, who are in good F-1 status may apply for to obtain one year work authorization in their major. You may apply for OPT up to 90 days before graduation or 60 after graduation. It takes approximately 2-3 months to receive the authorization, so don’t wait until the last minute! Please see a DSO in the Office of International Engagement to apply or if you have questions.
OPT Application Packet
on June 29, 2012