Students with majors in certain STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are eligible for a 17-month extension, or a total of 29 months of OPT work authorization. Unlike regular OPT, the 17-month OPT extension can only be used once in a lifetime, so please think carefully about the best time to utilize it. The application must be received by USCIS before the expiration date on the OPT Employment Authorization Document.
More information coming soon! In the meantime, please contact an international student advisor for more information.