Did you graduate in spring, or are you graduating in summer? Are you interested in applying for OPT to gain work experience in the U.S.? ISSS can help you!
Review the steps to apply on our website. Please note that you need to follow these steps and obtain an OPT I-20 before beginning the process of filing your application with USCIS.
MAKE SURE YOUR APPLICATION DOES NOT GET DENIED. ISSS has recently noticed an increase in students applying incorrectly for OPT by filing their application with USCIS without an OPT I-20. Make sure you review our website and OPT Modules in myIO.
Whether you decide to file your OPT application with USCIS online or via mail, you need to complete the ISSS process and obtain an OPT I-20 before submitting your application to USCIS. The OPT I-20 is a required part of your application to USCIS; without it, your application will be denied. Students who file their USCIS application without completing the ISSS process will need to complete the OPT process in myIO immediately, obtain an OPT I-20 and submit a brand new OPT application to USCIS.