After Post-Completion OPt is approved

Optional Practical Training


STEM OPt reporting requirements

24-Month Optional Practical Training Extension for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


Travel Out & Re-entry to the United States

Immigration and travel documentation requirements


Know Your U.S. Labor Rights and Protections: U.S. Department of State

H-1B & Post-Graduation Visa Alternatives

Each Fall and Spring semester, OGS hosts an event featuring McCandlish Holton PC to review H-1B & Post-Graduate Visa Alternatives (PDF)*. For more information and context to this resource, please inquire with McCandlish Holton PC regarding a consultation and any associated fees with their services. More information on immigration attorneys is available on the OGS Legal Resources page.

*Note: This resource was updated February 2019 and its guidance is subject to change. IS Advisor expertise is in F-1 and J-1 regulations. IS Advisors can only provide very limited guidance on transitioning into a new, non-student status. However, we are always happy to help you frame the benefits of your F-1 or J-1 status for a prospective employer.

Alumni Newsletter

Spring 2019