When can I apply for my post-OPT?
You can submit your documentation to ISSO up to 90 days prior to your completion date.
You can also apply for post-OPT during the 60-day grace period followig your completion date, though this is not recommended, as it can take 90+ days for USCIS to adjudicate OPT applications. Make sure to only submit your post-OPT application once you are confident that you will successfully complete your degree. If you submit a post-OPT application and then do not finish your degree, it will jeopardize your OPT.