OPT types

  • What is an OPT and what are its types?

  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) is given to F-1 international students that continue to maintain their status and if eligible they may apply for 12 months of OPT.
    OPT provides hands-on work experience related to your chosen major.
    You may also work under OPT after you have completed your program.

    There are three types of Optional Practical Training (OPT): Pre-completion OPT, Post-completion OPT, and STEM OPT extension.