Office of International Education will be closed, Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014 for Thanksgiving Holiday. Normal office hours will resume on Monday, December 1, 2014.

New International Students - Register Here


Please attend one of the OPT seminars if you have any questions regarding OPT. See the OPT Seminar Schedule for more info.

Post-Completion OPT is a work authorization used for students who have completed coursework requirements and want to start work to gain experience in their chosen field of study. See the OPT General Overview for a complete discussion of this category.

  • The last date the OIE can guarantee OPT I-20 processing for Fall 2013 graduates is: Friday January 31, 2014
  • The earliest date we will start accepting OPT applications for Spring 2014 graduates is: Monday February 3, 2014
  • Earliest possible start date for post-completion OPT for Spring 2014 graduates: Friday May 9, 2014
  • The last date the OIE can guarantee OPT I-20 processing for Spring 2014 graduates is: Monday June 30, 2014
Note: These dates exclude students who wish to use thesis/dissertation defense date as program completion date and those who may want to apply for OPT based on summer I enrollment only. In both instances, students should discuss details with an advisor.

Request workflow:

  1. Submit the four forms/documents below to the OIE front desk. We recommend that you type the I-765. A sample of a filled I-765 is available here.
  2. Within 7-10 business days, OIE will print a new I-20 and contact you to come and sign/pick-up new I-20.
  3. After you have signed the I-20, you will need to mail your application to USCIS. See OPT Mailing Instructions page for mailing instructions.
  4. The OIE will contact you when your card arrives.  You may:
    • Pick up the card yourself.
    • Send an email authorizing a specific person to pick up the card for you.
    • Provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for us to mail the card to you. 



Management and Processing Fee - $100 ( More Details : Payment Process )