Are you an F-1 student interested in gaining work experience after completing your degree? If so, you should consider applying for Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT allows students in valid F-1 status to gain up to 12 months of work experience in their field of study. We recommend that you apply as early as possible, as processing times are an average of 2-3 months.
How to Apply
In order to apply for post-completion OPT you must first attend an OPT Workshop. Please use our online scheduler to make reservations. Workshops take place around the corner from ISSS at 715 W. 23rd St (next to Abel’s Copies).