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 pages to read about the STEM Extension eligibility requirements, how to apply and more!