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STEM Extension

What Is STEM Extension?

Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral students from a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), who apply in a timely manner, may be eligible for an additional 24 month extension to their 12-month limit on F-1 Post Completion Optional Practical Training (Post OPT). This would be a total of 36 months. Here is a list of CIP Codes (pdf) for the acceptable STEM fields.

Please navigate through the following web page to read about the STEM Extension eligibility requirements, how to apply, and more!

24-Month OPT STEM Extension