You must attend an OPT workshop (either online or at an in person session) before you can apply for Post-Completion OPT. Additionally, the earliest you can apply is 90 days prior to the official graduation date of the semester (September 24 for fall graduates). Applying for OPT early is recommended because USCIS can take around 3 months to approve your application.
If this is something that you are interested in, we encourage you to apply.
More information is available online about OPT.
*Note – OPT used prior to graduation is called Pre-Completion OPT. Attendance at an OPT workshop is not required for Pre-Completion OPT, but it is highly recommended.*