STEM OPT Information

The Department of Homeland Security published a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees, and who meet other specified requirements, to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion OPT.

For additional details on the new STEM OPT rules, please go to the USCIS website. If you still have questions after reviewing all of the information, please contact your AU ISSS Advisor.

Last Updated: January 11, 2019