Graduating F-1 students who are eligible and interested in applying for Post-OPT work authorization are encouraged to apply early. The earliest Arizona State University’s International Students and Scholars Center will accept applications is Jan. 23, 2023.

Program completion dates

  • The program completion date for undergraduate students is, in most cases, the date of graduation. The spring graduation date is May 8, 2023.
  • The program completion date for graduate students depends on program requirements. Completion can include dissertation approval after defense, receipt of comprehensive exam results or project defense. Please consult with your academic advisor.

Note: The USCIS does not require proof of employment with your application for Post-OPT.

Apply

https://issc.asu.edu/f-1j-1-students/employment/off-campus-after 

To allow for both ISSC and USCIS processing times, we recommend applying for OPT at least 100 days prior to your program completion date. 

The following webinars regarding eligibility to work off campus after graduation will be offered soon. We hope you can join us.

For all Zoom events, the ISSC requires attendees to register using their ASU email address. Please do not use your personal email address to register for these events. 

       

     

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Post-OPT: Eligibility for off-campus work after graduation (non-thesis/dissertation)

Monday, Jan. 23

4–4:30 p.m.

Join via Zoom.

Register here.

 

The time to put what you've learned into practice is drawing near! Join us to determine if you are eligible to apply for Post-OPT.  

 

       

     

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Post-OPT: Eligibility for off-campus work after graduation (thesis/dissertation)

Thursday, Feb. 2

4–4:30 p.m.

Join via Zoom.

Register here.

 

If you are working on your thesis or dissertation and are finished with all your coursework, you may be eligible to apply for Post-OPT before you defend. Join us and find out if this is the right path for you.


Contact the ISSC with any questions about your OPT application at 480-727-4776 or issc.employment@asu.edu.