24 Month STEM OPT Extension

F-1 students approved for OPT based on a degree included on the STEM-Designated Degree Program List can apply for a 24-month extension of post-completion OPT (for a total eligibility of up to 36 months). 

In order to apply for the STEM OPT Extension, students must complete the workshop presentation and pass the quiz. Complete the presentation online and bring the completed quiz along with a completed application to International Student and Scholar Services, Marquis Hall 110.

  • Applications may be filed no earlier than 90 days before OPT expires
  • Applications must be filed and received by USCIS before OPT expires

STEM OPT Extension Documentation

STEM OPT Presentation
STEM OPT Quiz
STEM OPT 24 Month Application
Form I-983 Training Plan
24 Month STEM I 765 Authorization
STEM OPT Case Management Fee Payment Page
STEM Clearance Form
G-1145 Form