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OPT Stem Update

ISSS recently updated our website regarding the new OPT STEM Extension.  As we learn more information from the US Government we will continue to update communications.

Under a new DHS regulation that becomes effective on May 10, 2016, F-1 students with a qualifying STEM degree will be eligible for 24 months of additional optional practical training (OPT), but their employers will be required to prepare a detailed training plan and meet other new obligations.

Read more about OPT STEM.