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 day we will be accepting OPT applications for Spring 2013 graduates is: Monday June 24, 2013
The earliest date we will start accepting OPT applications for Summer 2013 graduates is: Monday June 03, 2013
Earliest possible start date for post-completion OPT for Summer 2013 graduates: Tuesday August 13, 2013
The earliest date we will start accepting OPT applications for Fall 2013 graduates is: Monday September 09, 2013
Earliest possible start date for post-completion OPT for Fall 2013 graduates: Friday December 13, 2013
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.