Students wishing to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) must first have read through the OPT Guide (pdf), have their academic advisor fill out the Verification of Anticipated Completion Date Form (pdf), complete the I-765 Form and apply online for an OPT Recommended I-20.
For guidance on how to complete the I-765 Form, refer to our I-765 Job Aid. Once students have received their OPT Recommended I-20, they may proceed to mail in required documentation to the USCIS (pdf).
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