To be eligible to apply, students must have been registered full-time for at least one academic year, be in good academic and legal standing and in a valid F-1 status at the time of the application. Please read instructions below:
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
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Optional Practical Training (OPT)
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OPT Extension for STEM Filed Majors
F-1 students whose OPT is based on a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field, as defined by DHS, may be eligible for a one-time, 17-month extension of OPT.
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Severe Economic Hardship
Special work status is available for students who have unforeseen financial circumstances. A student must provide proof that there is an unforeseen severe economic necessity beyond the student's control and that other employment opportunities are not available or are insufficient. A student must apply for this status before working off-campus.
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