Optional Practical Training (OPT) is defined in the regulations as "temporary employment for practical training directly related to the student's major area of study." The student can use it during or after program completion. Pre-completion OPT is always part-time and can be used at any time during the degree program. Post-completion OPT is full-time and is granted only after graduation or completion of the degree program.
- OPT Facts & Important Information
- Applying for the OPT Recommendation I-20
- Assembling the OPT Application to Mail to USCIS
- Grace Period and Options After OPT
- OPT Withdrawal