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Optional Practical Training is an employment benefit offered through United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that allows international students with F-1 status to gain 12 months of off-campus work experience in their fields of study.
Graduating F-1 students who are eligible and interested in applying for Post-Completion OPT work authorization should apply early. The earliest the ISSC will accept applications is Jan. 27.
To allow for both the 10-day ISSC processing time and 90-day USCIS processing time, ASU ISSC recommends applying for OPT at least 100 days prior to your program completion date so you can receive your Employment Authorization Document card before completing your program.
Please contact the International Students and Scholars Center with any questions about your OPT application at 480-727-4776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.